PRESS RELEASE PUB MAKES ‘BREXIT’ BEER

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Following the huge amount of discussion about the forthcoming Referendum by customers and staff within the pubs within the Withy Arms Group, the Pubco has had brewed a real ale called Brexit to stimulate more conversation and maybe to help people make an educated decision.

The beer goes on sale at both Bamber Bridge pubs and in the Withy Arms Leyland on Friday 10th June 2016.

CEO Lee Forshaw says, “The company itself remains impartial but we did a staff straw poll of 49 of the team regarding naming the beer either ‘Remain’ or ‘Brexit’ and ‘Brexit’ came out on top. I will be voting for a Brexit also and I have commissioned a real ale in celebration of our independence day!”.

Local MP Nigel Evans, whose Ribble Valley constituency includes Bamber Bridge where some of the Pubs are based said, ‘As President of the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group and a Brexiteer I’m delighted that brewers have such common sense. I hope beer lovers and those wishing to Leave the EU will unite in supporting the cause and enjoying a great pint into the bargain’.

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Leyland Xmas Menu 2015

Xmas Beer Festival – Withy Arms Leyland – Book your works party now! Live Entertainment Every Friday and Saturday. 3 Course Xmas menu £12.99 per person. Starts 1st Dec from 18:00 on every day of December. Bookings now being taken for outside dinning in the heated Xmas huts. We will have 14 different cask ales along with 8 Lagers, 2 Ciders a guest Cider outside, Mulled Wine, 3 Smooth Bitters and of course Guinness along with our extensive Wine list and bottled Beers and Ciders, Call 01772 301969 to reserve your hut or email John for more information john.travill@withyarms.com

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Wagner: One Direction Niall will give up singing for beer and golf

X Factor reject Wagner has revealed that he think One Direction’s Niall Horan will give up singing in favour of ‘beer and golf’.

The Brazilian singer was performing at the two Withy Arms pubs in Leyland and Bamber Bridge as part of their Bank Holiday weekend beer festivals.

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Before the performance, he spoke to the Evening Post and revealed his predictions for the members of One Direction, who recently announced they will be starting solo careers.

Wagner, who was eliminated from The X Factor 2010 in week eight, said: “I think Harry and Liam will do well, because Liam always wanted to be a solo artist, he never wanted to be part of a group.

“It seems that Zane really wanted to have a solo career.

“I’m not sure about Liam, I think that he is really business minded.

“Niall loves his beer and he loves playing golf so he might just rest on the money he made. One thing for certain, they don’t have to worry about money.”

The singer also revealed that he plans to marry his girlfriend, and mother of his two children, but does not want a big wedding.

“I really want a simple wedding, I just want to get the paperwork done,” he said.

He added that no-one will be singing at the wedding.

Dozens of fans showed up to watch Wagner’s performance at the pubs on Saturday night.

John Travill, landlord at the Leyland pub, explained: “He’s on our Facebook page and we thought we’d do something different.

“He was playing in Scotland on the Saturday, so he was travelling back.”

The Brazilian performer did 20-minute slots before meet and greet sessions with the audience and having photographs taken.

“It went down fantastic,” said John. “We had all ages here looking for entertainment value.”

Source Lancashire Evening Post

Brewery plans for Leyland

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Staff from The Withy Arms, Leyland, prepare for the German Beer Festival

Leyland is set to get its very own brewery thanks to a £100,000 investment in the town.

Bosses at the Withy Arms in Worden Lane will this week submit plans to build a micro-brewery next to the popular pub.

Owner Lee Forshaw has been working with South Ribble Council on the ambitious scheme, which will see the brewery built on the site of the old coach house and stables in Leyland’s conservation area.

“The council wanted us to make sure it was in-keeping with the area,” he said.

 “So there will be replica stable doors and barn doors, and we’re re-using the cobbles too.

“I think it will be really good for Leyland – it will be like a tourist attraction.

“We’re hoping to be able to open it up to the public at some stage for tours, so I think it will definitely bring people to the area.

“And customers will be able to look into the brewery from our raised seating area at the back of the pub.

“It will be single storey but will have plenty of windows so people can look down into it and see the beers being made.”

Lee, who also runs the Withy Arms and School Lane Club in Bamber Bridge, says that the popularity of the mini beer festivals he’s staged in Leyland has encouraged him to make the huge investment.

“Real ales and small breweries are really popular at the moment,” he said.

“But there isn’t anything like this in Leyland yet.

“Some small breweries do struggle, but the beauty of this is that we’ve already got three guaranteed customers – the two Withy Arms pubs and the School Lane Club.

“We’ll be keeping our beers in-house, so it will be unique for our customers – and they can even watch it being made, which I think people will really like.

“It will be a challenge, but I think it will pay off.”

The move, if given the go-ahead by council planners, will create five new jobs, and Lee is working with a specialist brewer to come up with four to five brews.

The land earmarked for the build is currently used as a storage yard, and can be accessed through the old coach house archway off Worden Lane.

The land also backs on to houses from Church Road, and Lee believes the residents will welcome the project.

“The Withy Arms has really revitalised this end of town,” he said.

“There used to be a lot of trouble here, but it’s got a really good reputation since we opened at the end of 2013.

“It will be a much better use of the land.”

It is hoped the brewery, to be called the Ribble Brewery, will be open by next Easter.

Lee said staff are ‘really excited’ by the proposals, and they’re now gearing up for the Leyland pub’s next festival.

A German-themed Beer and Sausage Festival will be held from this Friday to Monday, to celebrate the bank holiday weekend, with a barbecue and outdoor cask ale bar.