A £250,000 investment will see production at a popular brewery increase by more than 600 per cent.

Lakeland Brewhouse has moved into larger premises in Ulverston, Cumbria, and doubled the size of its brewing equipment to increase the production of its nationally renowned beers and ales.

It means the outfit can increase output from three brews a week to the equivalent of 20 using the larger vessels. As a result of the brewery expansion, five new jobs will be created.

Managing director, Kirsty Ridge, said: “This is the most exciting time for Lakeland Brewhouse, and we are looking forward to producing and distributing what we offer on a much larger scale, whilst also exploring and developing new brews and flavours which we can bring to the market.

“We have made this investment during a global pandemic. It is, of course, a risk. But I am very confident that the hospitality industry will recover well enough to ensure there is demand for our increased output.

Lakeland Brewhouse’s sister company is Lakeland Inns, which has expanded its portfolio of pubs over the last 18 months from three to six.

Beers produced by the Brewhouse team are available at all Lakeland Inns pubs: The Sun Inn, Ulverston; The Black Cock, Broughton-in-Furness; The Royal Oak, Spark Bridge; The Commodore, Grange-over-Sands

Kirsty, who is also Regional Director (North West) of SIBA - the Society of Independent Brewers, said: “The brewery is in an ideal location for the public and is easy to access from the station. We can’t wait to welcome people to the brewhouse and treat them."