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Penny Street Bridge

AA three star Townhouse

Our lively bar and grill are the perfect spot for catching up with friends or colleagues. Great food, simply prepared. All served with a cheery smile.


A passion for real cask ales

When you relax with a drink at The Grill on the Bridge, you’ll discover a well stocked bar serving the finest Thwaites cask ales and European bottled beers. Our selection is always changing – but here are some of our favourites:

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 ‘ exquisitly 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.

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.

The 2013 Signature Range

Inspired by the very chalkboards that promote our cask ales these new, occasional beers have been crafted using two hundred years of Lancashire brewing know-how and will be available to taste over 2013.

They complement our popular, easy drinking ales, such as Wainwright and Thwaites Lancaster Bomber but offer something new and interesting for the more discerning drinker.

Triple C – 4.2%, Blonde in colour. C is for the Cascade hop, used in all three of the brewing stages

Cherry BBI – 3.7%, soft cherry notes and subtle ‘black forest’ flavours. No postcode lottery this one.

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

13 Guns – 5.5%, USA inspired IPA, with hops, hops and more hops… totally awesome! (absolutely marvellous to you and I)

Lodestar – 3.9%, the distinctive but understated Polaris hop guides the way in this lovely, balanced hoppy ale.

Book ‘Em Danno, 5.0%, pineapple infused wheat beer. Very arresting.

Triple C – 4.2%, Blonde in colour. C is for the Cascade hop, used in all three of the brewing stages

Good Elf – 4.3%, Christmas in a glass with festive fruity hoppiness

2013 Quarterly Ales

April – June
TBC – Thwaites Best Cask – A beer with a lovely fresh hop aroma with a balanced hop/malt flavour throughout. ALC 3.8% vol

July – September
Little Bewdy  - A fruity hoppy kick – Pale ale brewed with Australian hops. Floral hop aroma with a balanced and mellow hop character. ALC 4.2% vol

October – December
Crafty Devil – Ruby Late Hopped Ale – Don’t be deceived! The initial malty flavour of this reddish premium ale disguises a wonderful late hop character that lingers long-after.

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

January 2012
Signature Range – Design Effectiveness Awards – Gold in Drinks Packaging

February 2012
Thwaites Pubs – The Publican Awards – Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company +200 sites

July 2012
Lancaster Bomber – International Beer Challenge – Silver Medal, Pale Ales and Bitter
Triple C – International Beer Challenge – Bronze Medal, Golden Ale
Tavern Porter – International Beer Challenge – Bronze Medal, Porter
Old Dan – International Beer Challenge – Bronze Medal, Old Ales
Old Dan – International Beer Challenge – Bronze Medal, Packaging Design

October 2012
Thwaites Pubs – BBPA – Pub Champion 2012
Nutty Black – World Beer Awards – The World’s Best Dark Mild
Nutty Black – World Beer Awards – Europe’s Best Dark Mild
Wainwright – World Beer Awards – Europe’s Best Golden Ale

November 2012
Tavern Porter – Belgium Beer Competition – Gold Award, Porter/Stout
Tavern Porter – European Beer Star – Gold Award, Porter

January 2013
Fallen Nun – National Winter Ales Festival – Voted Best Beer at Festival

February 2013
Northern Light – International Brewing Competition – Gold Medal, Low Alcohol Beer

March 2013
Tavern Porter – International Brewing Competition – Silver Medal, Dark Beer