Worsthorne Brewing Co. Ltd

Brewers of fine ales in Burnley since 2011

Welcome to our new website

Who we are

Worsthorne Brewing Co. Ltd is a member of SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, and is enrolled in the nationally recognised SIBA Food Safety and Quality Assurance Scheme. We have been awarded a 5 (the highest score) under the National Food Hygiene rating scheme, operated by the Food Standards Agency in conjunction with Burnley Borough Council. 

Worsthorne Brewing Company started brewing in 2011. The brewery was originally intended to be based in Worsthorne, a small village just outside Burnley on the cusp of the Pennine moors. After an arduous search for suitable premises, we opened our doors a short distance away in Briercliffe, another village on the edge of the moors.

Our Briercliffe brewery is a 10 barrel plant run by owner Michael Whittaker, together with Head Brewer Andy White.


Worsthorne beers have a reputation for quality and can be found in many pubs and clubs around the area. They are enjoyed throughout the North West, and further afield.

You will shortly be able to access our Shop page, where you will be able purchase our products, with a choice of delivery options.

Trade customers, please call us on: 

01282 422588 or 07815 708289,

(Use the mobile number if you wish to leave a message)

or email us:


to order or to request a brochure

(Use template on Contact page)



We brew beer because You love beer

Fine Ales for discerning drinkers

Worsthorne ale is a quality, handcrafted product, and has won awards at prestigious beer competitions. Our ‘Old Trout’ won a Gold medal for 'Best Premium Bitter' at the SIBA NW Beer Competition in Bolton in 2014, and was subsequently entered into the National Finals at Beer X in Sheffield in 2015. Likewise, Blackthorne Stout won a Bronze medal in the 2016 competition.

We now offer some of our products for sale in cans - and our shop page will be added very shortly. In the meantime, please ring us for details 


Our brewery is fully licenced, and we do offer brewery tours, but only by prior arrangement. We can offer bar facilities for functions,  - please contact us for details. We are also able to offer casks or pins for private parties etc, and we can provide a beer pump for a small fee.