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The Millstone at Mellor

AA five star Inn

In the breathtaking Ribble Valley, discover the elegant and charming Millstone at Mellor. Dine on award winning cuisine, sleep in the comfiest beds and experience the warmest of welcomes.


A passion for real cask ales

When you relax with a drink at The Millstone at Mellor, you’ll discover a well stocked bar serving the finest Thwaites cask ales and European bottled beers. Guests can sample the renowned Thwaites Original, Wainwright Golden Ale and Thwaites Lancaster Bomber, plus our guest ale Thwaites Nutty Black.

Thwaites Original – Order a pint of Thwaites Original and you can enjoy a beer that is as Original today as it was in 1807, when Daniel Thwaites himself began brewing. It is clean dry tasting and refreshing bitter with a glowing amber appearance. It is brewed using premium grade Maris Otter malt and a blend of traditional English Hops including Goldings and Fuggles to give a malty flavoured beer with a delicate dry finish.

Wainwright Ale – Alfred Wainwright, the renowned Lakeland author who was born in Blackburn, was once asked to describe his beloved Lake District, to which he replied ‘ exquisitely lovely’. Inspired by this, Thwaites created Wainwright golden ale, refreshing with a delicate citrus fruit flavour and subtle sweetness, and a Gold Award winner at the 2011 International Brewing Awards.

Thwaites Lancaster Bomber – this chestnut coloured beer is brewed using pale ale and crystal malt, which gives it a full-bodied flavour. A finely balanced hop character is enriched by the late addition of Styrian Goldings, as a dry hop in each cask to give a prominent floral hop aroma and warming aftertaste.

Thwaites Nutty Black - one of only four ales to ever win the Champion Beer of Britain twice! Daniel Thwaites uses only the finest dark kiln roasted malts, English barley and select fuggles and goldings hops to create this bittersweet dark mild with a deliciously dry finish.


If you can’t decide which of our fantastic beers to sample first,  why not try our Thoroughly Thirds – a taster board of 3 x 1/3rd pints of our very best brews?

In addition, our Head Brewer has created 13 seasonal beers (a brewer’s dozen) – which are brewed in small quantities and when they’re gone, they’re gone. We’ve listed the next few months below for you – we hope you enjoy drinking them as much as Steve and the team enjoyed creating them.

2015 Signature Ales


Symphonic – 4.7%, Full bodied with notes of coffee and chocolate balanced with blackberry giving a fruity hopped body

Curious Orange – 5.0%, Hoppy seville and blood orange flavours with biscuit malty notes

Porcelain – 5.2%, A spicy hop character with banana and clove notes complimented by a floral pine nose

Straw Poll – 3.9%, A strawberry blonde for a bit of sun

First Crusade – 3.9%, British maris otter malt and Crusader hops combine to create this balanced blonde ale with a distinctive floral hop body.

Ruby Ruby – 4.4%, Full bodied ruby ale complimented by a late hopped grapefruit character

Abloom – 3.9%, An upfront burst of hoppy floral notes linger long


First Crusade – 3.9%, British maris otter malt and Crusader hops combine to create this balanced blonde ale with a distinctive floral hop body

Dim Sun – 4.2%, A clean golden ale with passionfruit and pine hop flavours

2015 Occasional Ales


Light Touch – 3.5%, Full tasting golden ale with malty character, hopped with bramling cross to give a good spicy hop linger


Springs Sprung – 3.8%, refreshing amber ale bursting with spicy and citrus hop character

Wainwright Pub Walks App

Enjoy the great outdoors and a fantastic pint? Then the new Wainwright Pub Walks app was made for you! Download it now and you’ll never need to wonder which direction to head for a pint of golden ale.

THWAITES Beer Awards

January 2012
Signature Range – Design Effectiveness Awards – Gold in Drinks Packaging

February 2012
Thwaites Pubs – The Publican Awards – Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company +200 sites

July 2012
Lancaster Bomber – International Beer Challenge – Silver Medal, Pale Ales and Bitter
Triple C – International Beer Challenge – Bronze Medal, Golden Ale
Tavern Porter – International Beer Challenge – Bronze Medal, Porter
Old Dan – International Beer Challenge – Bronze Medal, Old Ales
Old Dan – International Beer Challenge – Bronze Medal, Packaging Design

October 2012
Thwaites Pubs – BBPA – Pub Champion 2012
Nutty Black – World Beer Awards – The World’s Best Dark Mild
Nutty Black – World Beer Awards – Europe’s Best Dark Mild
Wainwright – World Beer Awards – Europe’s Best Golden Ale

November 2012
Tavern Porter – Belgium Beer Competition – Gold Award, Porter/Stout
Tavern Porter – European Beer Star – Gold Award, Porter

January 2013
Fallen Nun – National Winter Ales Festival – Voted Best Beer at Festival

February 2013
Northern Light – International Brewing Competition – Gold Medal, Low Alcohol Beer

March 2013
Tavern Porter – International Brewing Competition – Silver Medal, Dark Beer

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