Investment Opportunity

Established in 2016 Withnell’s Brewery, based in Chorley Lancashire brew small batch Craft Beer with an emphasis on quality, fresh ingredients and an attention to natural processes & techniques. 

The Brewery Tap Room ‘Artisan Ale House’ opened 2 weeks before the first lockdown, and is now finally fully back open offering a mixture of beers that have been brewed on site with a rotation of guest ales. 

Lancashire Bottle Shop is located above Withnell’s Brewery. The shop includes the latest offerings from the brewery alongside the finest Craft Beers, Ciders and Spirits from Lancashire and beyond.

The Backstory

Paul & Tom started brewing at the age of 15 armed with a copy of Dave Lines’ ‘Brewing beers like those you buy’ and kit handed down from friends and family. 15 years later they rekindled this passion and started brewing from Paul’s garage in Withnell. They quickly outgrew their next first official premises in Bamber Bridge before expanding the team and moving to Chorley in 2019, with the addition of an onsite Tap Room and Bottle Shop.  Interestingly over 100 years ago Nuttalls brewery owned the land … there must be something in the water. 


As it stands

Since moving to Chorley Town Centre we have embraced the local community and have enjoyed hosting a variety of live music nights, talks and events. Our Chorley Ale is brewed with community members with proceeds going to local initiatives and charities. The Brewery and Taproom has become an important part of the local cultural scene with regular collaborations with local independent breweries, musicians, & artists.

Since opening we have doubled production each year and are proud to still be here after an incredibly challenging & rocky few years. Now we need your help to restructure and grow the business to meet demand.

“The tap room offers a large selection of great tasting beer. You are greeted by friendly, welcoming and knowledge staff. It is a comfortable place to relax. There are regular live music nights.  What’s not to like about this place, it’s perfect.”

What Next?

We are looking for interested parties to please email [email protected] with an expression of interest. Additional info and financial details can be provided and we can discuss a number of possible options. There are various options available, with the possibility of splitting the business’ into Brewery, Taproom, & Bottle Shop, with additional premises also being sought for expansion. We are also interested in hearing from likeminded individuals & businesses who are looking at consolidation, ways to share resources, or ways in which we could work together to benefit the local community/economy.

Get involved

This is the first time we have launched an investment opportunity, and represents a unique chance to get involved with the next phase of expansion. 

Thank you

Thanks so much! We’d really appreciate your support in sharing this page to help us spread the word and take the brewery to its next chapter! 

Cheers, Withnell’s

A selection of fine ales produced on site including best seller Hoppy Fettler, and our award winning White Ale
DDH part of our rotating craft range available in Keg and Can
The original 2016 lineup still very much in production

Lancashire Bottle Shop located above the brewery Taproom
Mini Kegs and Bag in Boxes

Northern Brewer Hops grown on the Withnells hop farm!
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