Out Night - The Parker Brewery

Wed 11th May 2016 at 19.15 - 22.30

An out night, organised by Our Friends in the North

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The Tarleton and Beyond members. A visit to The Parker Brewery in Banks.

An excellent night. Owner Rick Parker told us his background and how that led to his opening of his own brewery with the objective of producing top quality traditional ales.

The Parker Brewery is a small, independent craft brewery based in Banks, Lancashire on the outskirts of Southport. The owner, Richard Parker, is from Preston and after seventeen years in wine sales working for Oddbins and House of Townend Wine Merchants, he took the plunge by opening his own microbrewery. 

The brewery is a complete family orientated business, with one full time employee, Richards brother–in-law Stuart and has plans to bring on board his sister-in-law over the next 12 months. Richard has a passion for beer and intends to build a stylish brand synonymous with quality, to gather a loyal local following. The brewery opened in April 2014. It increased in size and moved to the current 5bbl plant in September 2014. The Parker Brewery supplies pubs, bars, restaurants and small independent retailers.

The brewery is located at

Unit 3,
Gravel Lane,

Leave Southport by the Plough Roundabout at Crossens - at the next roundabout at Banks, take the third exit to the right into Gravel Lane. Drive past the caravan park on the right, and the Brewery is directly on the bend in the road. It is well signposted.

The brewery have an excellent website at http://www.theparkerbrewery.co.uk/

The visit costs £15 per person and includes samples of the beers and food.

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