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Report - Mitchell's Of Lancaster Brewery - Lancaster - July 2010

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    Mitchell's Of Lancaster Brewery - Lancaster - July 2010

    Visited with Host.


    Today Ladies and Gentleman we will be visiting a...
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    (That's a Brewery;))

    But not just any brewery...
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    (Thats Mitchells Of Lancaster Brewery;))

    Well this was certainly a surprise, aswell as which we believe we are the first to report on this iconic Lancaster brewery. Credit to Host for this one, aswell as for dragging me out of bed for 3.00AM.

    This started as a standard explore, we were both expecting an empty warehouse with perhaps just a couple of features left behind, which is what you would think upon entering. This fantastic building will offer you much more than that once you reach the staircase.

    The History on this place is a bit sparse but a large part of the site was designed by W A Deighton in 1901. Deighton was a well-known brewery architect who was also responsible for the Grade II-listed Cook Street Brewery in Salford.

    I have also learnt that Mitchell's were established in 1865.

    Mitchell's of Lancaster is a well established family owned pub and hotel company, operating seven individual, quality hotels and 55 traditional inns in North Lancashire and Cumbria.

    "Established for over 140 years, the company was founded by William Mitchell and is now run by the founder's great-great-grandchildren. The story goes that a chance meeting with a friend provided the money William needed to build his own brewery. Once the brewery was built, William went on to build a number of large hotels and inns, strategically sited within the Lancaster and Morecambe area. The company no longer brews its own beer, but maintains the family traditions of running good quality establishments offering an excellent range of cask ales, fine wines and home-cooked food in comfortable surroundings"

    Here goes...

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    The ground floor isn't particularly appealing, a couple of nice little features left behind here and there and a lot of open space.

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    There is this old Barrel Cleaning machine that was quite interesting...

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    There was a also an old Barrel storage.

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    However, to really get a feel for this place you need to head on upstairs...

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    The top of an old hopper.

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    Down another level, more Brewery goodness.

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    Continued...
     

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