Location : Standish Hall Farm, Standish Wood Lane, Standish, WN6 0YQ. [map]
The brand new 10-barrel brewing kit was manufactured in Fort William by Oban Ales. Paul Bolton is the proprietor and driving force behind the brewery. Paul also runs the prestigious West Tower wedding venue in Aughton near Ormskirk and The Windmill pub in Parbold, after which the brewery takes its name. Richard Anderson is the head brewer. As well as being a marvel of brewing technology, the brewery also contains a rather quirky brewery tap which will be open to the public and promises good craic.
The brewery represents an initial investment of more than £100,000. Two new jobs have been initially created, with up to five staff forecast by the end of the first year’s production. Initial brewing capacity is up to 18,000 pints per week but there is room to expand further. Beers from the Windmill Brewery are permanently available at The Windmill pub in Parbold.