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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


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


Hobnobber – 4.7%, Moreish flavours throughout with a malty nutty finish

Hoodie – 4.1%, Hopped using only Mount Hood to give a clean hopped character with herbal and grapefruit notes


Phoenix Nights – 3.7%, Malty body leading into a good pine, floral hopped finish

Stolen I.D – 4.2%, Cascade, Cascade, Cascade – clean, fresh, zesty grapefruit character

Sunny Mead – 3.6%, Honey flavour and sweetness balanced by traditional English hops


Spice Racked – 6.0%, Initially smooth with deep complex flavours spiced up with Chipotles

2015 Occasional Ales


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


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


Magic Sponge – 4.1%, Robust English best bitter with a traditional fruity hop character


Straw Poll – 3.9%, Strawberry blonde ale for a refreshing taste of Summer

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

March 2014
Wainwright – Lancaster Beer Festival – Silver Medal

April 2014
Crafty Dan Range – International Beer Awards – Gold – Best Packaging/Label

July 2014
13 Guns – International Beer Challenge – Silver – Best Packaging/Label
Big Ben – International Beer Challenge – Silver – Best Brown Ale
13 Guns – International Beer Challenge – Silver – Best IPAs
Crafty Dan – International Beer Challenge – Silver – Best Strong Ale
Nutty Black – International Beer Challenge – Bronze – Best Mild

September 2014
13 Guns – Indy Beer Can – Silver

October 2014
Crafty Dan – World Beer Awards – Gold – World’s Best Golden Ale
Nutty Black – World Beer Awards – Gold – World’s Best Mild
Big Ben – World Beer Awards – Gold – World’s Best Brown Ale
Lancaster Bomber – World Beer Awards – Silver – Europe’s Best Pale Beer
Triple C – World Beer Awards – Silver – Europe’s Best Golden Ale
13 Guns – World Beer Awards – Gold – Europe’s Best IPA
13 Guns – Canadian Mondial de la Biere festival – Gold – Best IPA
Big Ben – Hong Kong Beer Awards – Gold – Best Brown Ale
Triple C – Brussels Beer Challenge – Overall Beer Champion

February 2015
Crafty Dan Range – Design Effectiveness Awards – Gold Medal
LIL BEWDY – International Brewing Competition – Bronze – International Keg Ale 4.5-6.9% ABV

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