All hail the hall with anniversary ale!

2 June 2014

Something’s brewing to mark Lytham Hall’s 250th milestone anniversary.

The ancestral home of the former Squires of Lytham, the Clifton family, is planning to serve up a special ale to celebrate 250 years since the existing Georgian mansion was built.

Hall chiefs have teamed up with Lytham Brewery to produce their own ale and hope that beer lovers across the Fylde will join them in a toast to the hall which was built by John Carr of York between 1757-64 and incorporates the remains of an early 17th Century manor and the original Benedictine Priory. 

By showing their support – by sinking hundreds of pints of “Lytham Hall 1764 ”  – beer lovers  will also be boosting the Hall renovation fund.

The big-hearted Lytham Brewery has agreed to donate barrels of the beer for supporters to sample at the Hall’s popular café – with the full price of a pint sold on the premises all going to fund the hall repairs! 

And an additional £5 per cask is being given by the brewery to the Hall  for every one of the 100 or more firkins of their unique  beer, it sells to Fylde Coast pubs, bars and clubs.

The beer has been produced by father and son team Andrew and James Booker  at their booming micro brewery operation in Lord Street, St Annes.

Hall officials Marianne Blaauboer and Alan Hulme (pictured) called in to play a “hands on” part in the processes of its production – adding hops to the brew and later at the end of the cycle, taking out the grist to bag up for animal food.

Andrew said: “We are aiming to produce a very pale, blonde 4.0% ale with a long lasting creamy white head which will make a refreshing summer drink.”

Some 7,000 pints of “Lytham Hall 1764” will be available in time for Father’s Day celebrations at the hall, and more importantly Lytham Club Day in June. Hopefully there will be supplies left for the Hall’s official birthday celebrations in September. CAMRA would also like to feature the beer at their Beer Festival at Lowther Pavilion, Lytham, also in September.

It is hoped the special ale will increase Lytham Hall ’s profile – with work set to start in earnest on the interior and exterior of the hall as part of a  £5.9m restoration project  in 2015. Visitors have already seen a huge difference in the historic parkland with extensive work on the woodlands, gardens and Mount.

Marianne said: “When we approached Lytham Brewery with the idea of an ale to celebrate 250 years since finishing the Georgian hall, we didn’t dare hope it would be received with such enthusiasm.

“Lytham Brewery really cares about the history and heritage of Lytham and is helping us to look after Lytham hall.

“Our thanks go to Andrew and James, Will and Julie for this exciting opportunity to see the Hall feature in pubs all over the North West. If you spot the beer, make sure to share it on Twitter #Hall1764.”


Editorial note: For more information, contact Marianne Blaauboer, Activity Plan Officer:

Lytham Hall, Ballam Road, Lytham, FY8 4JX                                              
T. 01253 736652

E. [email protected]

Lytham Hall is owned by Lytham Town Trust (charity no. 1000098) and managed by Heritage Trust for the North West (charity no.508300). We are currently implementing a £5.9 million restoration programme, part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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