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Irwell Works Brewery

Irwell Street | Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 9YQ, England
+44 1706 825019
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A great pint

Wide selection of very well kept beer. Bar staff are knowledgeable and the atmosphere is very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Manchester, United Kingdom
it's a great little brewery with interesting beers and a very warm and friendly vibe

I've been in the Brewery a number of times. This isn't a pretentious wine bar; it's more of the... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Ramsbottom, United Kingdom
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Micro-brewery & tap in the heart of Ramsbottom.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“real ale” (13 reviews)
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Irwell Street | Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 9YQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wide selection of very well kept beer. Bar staff are knowledgeable and the atmosphere is very welcoming. And a plus for me is the beautiful and friendly ginger cat that likes to sit by the bar.

Thank joseph850
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I've been in the Brewery a number of times. This isn't a pretentious wine bar; it's more of the place that people go to meet up with friends, have a chat and sample different beers. It's the kind of place where you are encouraged to...More

Thank sadgav
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Great selection of drinks, whatever your tipple! The beer menu perfectly describes the choice and tastes of beers...go on, try something different! Cool place, although some of the bar staff could do with smiling more and welcoming new people!

Thank colissa
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Spent the weekend in Ramsbottom and did the brewery tour on the Saturday with my two friends. Really enjoyed it, the brewers are really knowledgeable and were more than happy to give us tips of the trade. Besides that the ales are awesome. I would...More

Thank Seanos88
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Called in here after a curry and was very full so didn't give it my best. Plenty of beer on tap but settled for their own Manchester gin & fever tree tonic with cucumber that nice I had a couple, this is a nice micro...More

Thank IainCrow
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This was the first stop on our pies and a pint trip on the East Lancashire Railway. What a great start.. Loved the Tin Plate dark mild and the Marshmallow Unicorn stout. I'm planning a return trip already.

Thank Chilly47
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

You simply cannot go wrong here. Give it a go and you will not regret it! A fine selection of ales, regular live music slots and a generally great atmosphere, the Works Brewery gets it spot on.

Thank stemand
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Went here with friends for a few real ales and found the service very good, the atmosphere excellent and the ales superb

Thank Billysboots12
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Don’t let the name of the breweries pale ale “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” put you off from visiting. The brewery tap literally sits on top of the brewery itself. Both the bar and outside veranda are reached by a flight of stairs. The bar provides...More

1  Thank BikerSteve1
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times. Whilst the craft beer is not my local favourite it is exceptionally quaffable and the staff are patient and friendly with new comers trying to pick a preferred ale.More

Thank Lindsay A
BrewerySara, Owner at Irwell Works Brewery, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to submit a review of our little bar. We try to brew beers that will suit most tastes however, this is not always possible with the huge array of good ales out there. I am pleased you...More

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