A new brewery near Wigan: Jones Brewery, set up by Neil Jones, who's had 20 years experience of the brewing industry. Ken Worthington of Wigan CAMRA told me about this, and I get the impression they knew nothing about it until it was up and running. The brewery is in Haigh (pronounced 'hay', I believe), which is North West of Wigan. I hadn't heard of Haigh, but it does look very small; it doesn't even appear in my road atlas.
Their normal range consists of a dark bitter, a stout and a pale ale, with a seasonal winter warmer and the intention to brew other seasonal beers. I'm looking forward to trying their beers out, perhaps on one of my visits to Wigan.
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