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Holmes Mill


Greenacre Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 1EB

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Holmes Mill

The beautifully renovated former textiles mill is pretty hard to miss and is home to the fabulous new showcase and tasting parlour for Bowland Brewery the Beer Hall.

The Beer Hall

The Beer Hall is not just a showcase for Bowland’s beers, it’s a showcase for beers of all kinds, from all parts of the country, continent and the rest of the world too, whether in a cask or keg, a bottle or can, whether dark or light, weak or strong.

To do these great beers justice they needed to build a bar, a great big bar; which is what they did. And then, they made it bigger. They think they now have the longest continuous bar in Britain.

On this great, big bar they have 42 hand pull pumps for cask ales and any number of taps for kegs. And they aim to always have 24 cask ales on the bar. They also have the odd fridge or two behind the bar for those beers in bottles and cans. Then behind the scenes there’s a truly bonkers cellar to keep the whole thing stocked up and running smoothly.


The Gelateria at Holmes Mill is a frosty new addition to the beautiful old textile mill. The luxurious taste of freshly made artisan Gelato is hard to beat! That’s because their Gelato uses only the simplest ingredients: milk, sugar and cream.

All their Gelato is made in house using locally sourced milk. Each week they have 18 different flavours for you to indulge in...most likely including a beer flavour!

Besides luxury gelato they have also created a selection of dairy free Sorbetto, and signature ‘Mill’Shakes.


Located in the Boiler House, the Patisserie Café offers the ideal setting for breakfast, a cosy lunch with friends or a quick coffee and cake on the go.

The cafe provides eat-in or take out with a wide range of “Holmes Made” cakes by the in-house bakers. Should you wish to explore the town they are a just a short stroll from the historic Clitheroe Castle and its beautiful grounds.

Cakes and pastries are all made on site daily by their bakers.

Brewery Tours

The brewery, based at Holmes Mill in Clitheroe and owned by James’ Places, offers visitors a chance to see a fully operational brewery as well as an opportunity to share enthusiasm for beer. Scheduled tours run on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesday at 11am and 1.30pm. Tours for groups of eight of more at other times (Monday-Saturday during the Beer Hall opening hours) can be organised by prior arrangement.

Tour tickets include a 45 minute guided tour, tasters of Bowland Ale and the option of food, and start from £10.00 per person. To purchase a ticket, please call Angela on 01200 443 562 or email sales@bowlandbrewery.com

Opening Times

Beer Hall (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Thursday11:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday11:00 - 00:00
Sunday12:00 - 20:00
Cafe / Gelateria (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday10:30 - 17:30


Thursday, 8th November 2018 - Thursday, 8th November 2018

Holmes Mill Comedy ClubHolmes Mill are very excited to be working with Manchester's Frog and Bucket Comedy Club to bring you another night of fantastic comedy!
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Thursday, 15th November 2018 - Thursday, 15th November 2018

Thursday, 13th December 2018 - Thursday, 13th December 2018

Holmes Mill Jazz JamJoin for the free Monthly Jazz Jam with resident band, Breaking Jazz, and Paul J Rigby Trio (alternately).
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Sunday, 25th November 2018 - Sunday, 25th November 2018

Fizz FestivalJoin for the first Fizz Festival at Holmes Mill. It is a sparkling one day only event showcasing specialist producers and suppliers of top quality Champagne and sparkling wine from all around the world. There is an opportunity to meet the producers and try their great ranges of sparkling wines in a...
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • National AwardsCAMRA CAMRA 2011
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - New Business Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2017 - New Business Award 2017


Road Directions

Holmes Mill is located in the heart of Clitheroe, just off the A59 in the beautiful Ribble Valley. The beautifully renovated former textiles mill is pretty hard to miss, but if you do then the locals are usually friendly enough to point you in the right direction.

They're located on Greenacre Street, just down the road from one of James’ other lovely places, The Emporium.

There are currently two entrances into Holmes Mill, the main entrance from Greenacre Street itself and a walkway entrance across from the local Sainsbury’s.



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