New Longton micro brewery crowdfunding to open Friargate tap room

Posted on - 8th May, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Friargate, People, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Pubs
Pic: Callum Hayes.

A brewery currently homed at a garage in New Longton has big plans to bring Preston City Centre it’s first Brewery Tap.


A fundraiser has been created by Chain House Brewing Co., founded by owner Ryan Hayes, to enlist the help of Preston locals in bringing the tap room to life.

Ryan said: “Brewing has been a passion of mine for a while, and with so many people backing me throughout my journey, I feel it’s time take the next step with it.

“I have always enjoyed going to taprooms, there’s something about sitting alongside where the beer is made that feels special. The craft beer scene is in Preston also fantastic, and with there being no city centre taprooms it will hopefully bring more people into the scene.”

Chain House Brewing Co. Taproom founder Ryan Hayes. Pic: Callum Hayes.

Chain House Brewing Co. are a nano brewery currently brewing on a 450-litre kit out of a garage in New Longton, Preston. They have big plans for the local business which began from home-brewing in 2014.

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As the founders grew up on Chain House Lane, the name ‘Chain House’ was coined for the brewery. After reading a blog about how to set up a ‘Bedroom Brewery’ in early 2017, Chain House was registered as an official company and brewery in September 2017.

The plan for the is to move the brewery into the new city centre premises to expand production with more fermenters and create an onsite taproom – making it Preston’s first city-centre brewery tap.

Chain House Brewing Co. Taproom will appear in Friargate if all goes to plan. Pic: Callum Hayes.

Although the business confirmed the new space isn’t going to be huge, they say the main focus will be to produce the beer for the taproom, with small amounts still being made available to trade.

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Ryan said: “This is the next logical step for us, and rather than just expanding the brewery we would like to create a space for the beer to be enjoyed too. The location will be just off Friargate if all goes well.

“We are an extremely small business, so we are asking for help in any way. From just sharing the crowdfunder, to volunteering to help out with the various parts of the project or sparing a few pounds in return for infinite thanks and a few little rewards. It’s been a tough year for everyone, but hopefully this could grow into something that will give back to the community in many ways.”

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The taproom is expected to appear in Friargate by Summer 2021 if everything goes to plan for Ryan and his team.

You can help bring Preston it’s first City Centre Brewery Tap through the following fundraiser link.

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