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Irwell Works Brewery

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Address: Irwell Street | Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 9YQ, England
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+44 1706 825019
12:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 23:00

Micro-brewery & tap in the heart of Ramsbottom.

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Had a weekend in Ramsbottom with my wife, visited the brewery on both days/nights. A Good selection of ales, brewed onsite, and a warm friendly welcome. You can also get a snack... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Raymond C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a weekend in Ramsbottom with my wife, visited the brewery on both days/nights. A Good selection of ales, brewed onsite, and a warm friendly welcome. You can also get a snack during the day, and dogs are welcome too. I also managed to get a keg of my favourite ale to take home.

Thank Raymond C
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a few drinks, following a day out hiking in the local area. Although it was very busy, we still managed to get served quickly and find a nice relaxed seating area. The atmosphere, along with the great selection of drinks, made for a fun way to unwind.

Thank Dean B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The pub was fantastic.... 8 of its own beers were on tap.... i only got to taste one so i need to plan a trip on the train.

1 Thank westfield1800
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We often frequent the Irwell Works Brewery, very friendly staff & customers, beers are brewed on site, all very different, meaning you will have to try them all. Dogs are very welcome, water bowls & treats are also freely available, they only charge for the beer. You can also enjoy a bite to eat, tends to be traditional fare, but... More 

3 Thank shelivan
Leigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We were staying at Burrs Country Park Caravan Club site in our motorhome and after a lovely steam train journey from the new stop at the site, we decided to visit Irwell Works Brewery. My husband recommended it having visited before and I must say it was both interesting and the bar most comfortable when we called. It had an... More 

2 Thank shelley1409
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Loved by locals , the Brewery is busy and bustling at the weekend. Great place to meet friends before enjoying food in Ramsbottom. It's not posh but it is local

1 Thank David C
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Fab brewery, great friendly atmosphere and very welcoming for our first time in here. Reasonable prices, a lot of different ales available as well as your general ciders/beers. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good ale and a good chat.

1 Thank DentalJen
Bury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 November 2016

We called in today for a drink and some food. The ale as always is really superb a great range of ales to suit everyone's taste, plus wines etc. The food has really stepped up recently the beef and real ale pie is a particular special dish that we first tried today, beautiful lean meat fabulous gravy and a pastry... More 

2 Thank 286Foodie
King's Lynn
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Called in for a pint on a Saturday evening and the place was packed. The beer was good and there was a lot to choose from. If you are visiting Ramsbottom and like traditional beer, this place is a must visit. The beer is brewed downstairs and there is a balcony to sit on when the weather is fine. A... More 

2 Thank Jeff1903
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I called in for what I was hoping to be a pleasant pint or two of satisfying traditional beer. How disappointing the experience in reality. I was hoping for a pint of Tin Plate and Iron Plate yet neither seemed to be brewed anymore. I chose a Copper Plate as I had voted for this beer at the Bury beer... More 

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BrewerySara, Owner at Irwell Works Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Gary. Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you were disappointed. At the time of your visit there would have been 8 of our 10 regular ales available, as we only have 8 pumps and rotate the beers according to their availability. This is constantly changing due to the simple consequences of supply and demand. Iron Plate... More 

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