From its origins producing mineral waters and mild hop bitters for the Temperance market to its 20th century heritage brewing award-winning ales, Moorhouse’s brewery is still on the same historic site as William Moorhouse’s original brew house built in 1870, in the shadow of Lancashire’s famed Pendle Hill.
Today we embrace both the heritage of Moorhouse’s and all that innovation has to offer. We installed a new brew plant in 1988 and a new warehouse in 1995. Then in 2010 we committed to a significant investment, which has driven the brewery from strength to strength.
Moorhouse’s is proud to have successfully revived the growth of Maris Otter barley in the Lancashire region, working with local farmers to provide a sustainable source of malt for our ales. Using the finest ingredients, locally sourced where possible, is a key part of our strategy of ‘growth through quality and provenance’.
As well as our award-winning stable of permanent ales, our expert brewers conjure up special seasonal ales to make sure there’s always something new from Moorhouse’s to tickle
beer lovers’ tastebuds. From dark, rich stouts to light and fruity pale ales, there’s a beer for every palate.
We do all we can to ensure perfection in every pint. Whilst the magic of Moorhouse’s goes on in the brewhouse, the science goes on in our lab, where our expert team check the quality of every batch for alcohol by volume, specific gravities, colour, pH and bitterness. We care about our beer – and you deserve nothing but the best.
We’re beer lovers with discerning standards, so nothing but the best will do. Whether you enjoy a ‘pint o’ Pendle’ in your local, a beautiful Blond Witch in one of Moorhouse’s own pubs or a bottle of Black Cat in the comfort of your own home, you can be assured of a delicious tipple every time.
Each year over 50,000 people enjoy a guided tour of our brewery. As your expert guide takes you through the heart of our brewing facility, you’ll learn all about the brewing process & craft beer culture. Sample a generous range of our beers and locally produced meat pie and pea supper.Book a Brewery Tour