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The Little Avenham Brewery

AddressThe Little Avenham Brewery
Arkwright Mill
Hawkins Street
County (see footnote)Ceremonial
Local Authority


During the early 1990s, the Preston Wine Company established a very successful wine bar by the name of Gaston's on Avenham Street. The success was mainly due to up to 20 hand-pulled beers on its two bars. This led to the idea of a microbrewery being set up in the cellar and this first brewed in June 1992. By the middle of 1995 however, the brewery was doing well but the pub was not as well so the pub was sold to Thomas Hardy Burtonwood Ltd and the brewery moved to the Preston Wine Company warehouse at Arkwright Mill and capacity increased. This however resulted in a drop in beer sales and at the end of January 1998 the brewery was closed and the equipment was sold to WH Brakspear & Sons PLC as a test plant.

Beers Brewed

We do not maintain a list of beers brewed by each brewery. There may be a list on the brewery's own website. For historical information, we suggest you also visit the brewery page on the unfortunately no longer updated Beermad.


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Last Updated : 18th September 2001