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.
SPOILT FOR CHOICE?
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
In Saison - Beligan Saison - 5.4% – Guaranteed to spice up any occasion this copper-coloured ale has a hint of garlic and cloves, yet still gives a delicate sweetness on the palate.
Still Reigning - British Hopped – 3.9% – Brewed with the UK’s very own Sovereign hops, this brew celebrates Queen Elizabeth II becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch – an impressive 63 years, 7 months and 4 days!
2015 Occasional Ales
Try Harder - Amber Ale – 4.3% – Brewed specially for the Rugby World Cup 2015, this amber ale has a kick and is definitely worth a try… Pardon the puns!
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
Wainwright – Lancaster Beer Festival – Silver Medal
Crafty Dan Range – International Beer Awards – Gold – Best Packaging/Label
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
13 Guns – Indy Beer Can – Silver
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
Crafty Dan Range – Design Effectiveness Awards – Gold Medal
LIL BEWDY – International Brewing Competition – Bronze – International Keg Ale 4.5-6.9% ABV