Thwaites brewery

British brewing firm Daniel Thwaites will establish a new brewery in Ribble Valley, England, following a planning consent.

The move forms a part of the company’s strategy to relocate from Blackburn, in a move to boost its production capacity.

The proposed brewery, along with the company’s head office, will be constructed on a site at Sykes Holt, Mellor Brook, and will have a capacity to produce a range of Daniel Thwaites’ cask, seasonal and craft ales.

Construction work on the brewery will begin immediately after the company completes the purchase of the Sykes Holt, Mellor Brook site.

Thwaites Beer managing director Steve Magnall said, "This is great news for Thwaites, our customers and our drinkers who enjoy our beers, as it signifies the next chapter in our story."

Daniel Thwaites plans to apply for planning permission to build the new brewery, head office and a visitor centre.

Additionally, focus will also be on efficient and flexible equipment that will enable Daniel Thwaites to develop new as well as interesting beers.

The company will continue to employ 200 employees at the new site, while the distribution team comprising 120 members will continue to work in Blackburn.

Image: Thwaites brewery in Blackburn, Lancashire. Photo: courtesy of TreveX.