All Gates is a small pub and brewing group based in the North West. It was founded in 2006 by local licensee Ian Thorpe and businessman David Mayhall and its first pub was the multi award winning The Anvil in Dorning Street, Wigan.
All Gates re-established brewing in Wigan town centre after a near forty year absence, following the closure of Moorfield’s Brewery in nearby King Street in the early 1970’s. All Gates currently operate seven pubs and have a policy of stocking their own beers plus cask beers from other regional and micro breweries and in recent years have become firmly established in local and regional real beer drinking circles.
It all started in spring 2002 when Ian and David signed up for a course in micro brewing at St Helens College and which surprisingly they both managed to pass. Having completed the course the next obstacle was to find and locate suitable premises, which they did, close to Wigan Pier and for which planning was obtained but then the landlord reneged on the deal. In summer 2003 Ian found the present site, but it was only in September 2004 that a deal was finally done and the site purchased. Some eighteen months later after full renovation of the premises and installation of the brewing plant and new utility supplies, the kit was ready – and that’s really the journey really began.
All Gates Brewery Ltd
The Old Brewery
Phone 01942 234976
Fax 01942 824583