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Founded 1762 in St Helen's, more widely known as a Warrington brewery. Production in Warrington ceased in 1991. This seems to be one of the rare occasions where an independent brewery's products actually improved when production moved to a national brewery. Personally, I have never forgiven them for bulldozing the wonderful Tommy Duck's pub in Manchester, a dirty deed done in the middle of the night to circumvent possible listing of the building.
Described by the first edition of the Good Beer Guide as 'Reasonably reliable - but pressurisation is increasing.'