New Pub Training Facilities
at Daniel Thwaites

24th October 2018

With our recent move to a brand new purpose-built site in Mellor Brook, there are exciting times ahead at Daniel Thwaites. The multi-million-pound complex is now the home of our brewery and training facilities where pub tenants both experienced and new can learn and develop their skills. Home to head office and the stables as well, it’s a site where the whole family will be housed.



Potential tenants and those coming back to brush up on their skills can expect state of the art facilities. It’s a significant move, one of modernisation and a much-needed step in the right direction. Investing in our business is critical to its success and the success of our tenants. We’re passionate about providing innovative training and producing quality, relevant and adaptable programmes so that new partners will have the skills and confidence to go forward into their pub business.


We’ve got new features that we’re incredibly proud of and excited for our attendees to see. Development is extremely important at Thwaites, and our new training space needed to reflect our commitment and offer benefits to course participants. Installed in the cottage, a listed building adjoined to the main office, is where our facilities will be homed.



The training room is a large space that is both a flexible and creative zone that allows for a variety of set-ups. With an eclectic selection of furniture and a feature wall filled with beer crates and brewery memorabilia, it’s an area that’s definitely going to inspire and continue the proud heritage that Thwaites regards so highly. With floor to ceiling windows, delegates will have unobstructed views of the brewery building, which we hope will be an added inspiration!


We also have a bar area with eight fully functioning pumps to offer attendees the opportunity of hands-on learning. Our expertise helps us to deliver engaging skill-based training that incorporates the importance of quality and craftsmanship. The sample miniature style cellar is another feature of the room where various training will take place, including the ABCQ cellar management qualification, which is integral to any pub. With a glass partition showcasing the cellar, the connected spaces provide a learning environment that works together seamlessly.


Styled to look like our very own pub with pub-style seating, it’s a training room with a difference. Further space is available on the first floor of the cottage with two furnished breakout rooms, ideal for smaller groups, where sections of our pub training days can take place.



All course delegates will have a tour of the new Daniel Thwaites site which includes the brewery and stables, and they will also meet head office staff who will be in regular contact with them. The brewery tour will showcase the passion and craftsmanship of our brewers. Following traditional techniques but with state of the art equipment, we’re in a great position to create the best ale we can. The new brewery will have the capacity to produce up to 1.5 million pints per year; double the capacity of the old site.



At the stables, you’ll have chance to meet our beloved Shire horses. The custom made American style barn has been built specifically for the new site. Meet; Wainwright, Gunner, Ribble and Drummer. Our horses are available for pub appearances, including new openings and special events, and can be requested by pub tenants. It’s a free unique feature that’s only offered by the Thwaites’ team to Thwaites’ pubs. Shire horses are synonymous with Thwaites, and continue to celebrate the rich heritage of the company.


At Daniel Thwaites, we’re passionate about investing in the business and its future. We strive to develop our tenants so they have the best skills available to them to make their business a success. You’ll receive quality training and up-to-date helpful information when you complete our course. We’re excited at the opportunities our new facilities can offer to everyone, so don’t hesitate in starting your pub journey as part of the Daniel Thwaites family.