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23rd December 2014


The Two Tubs, the oldest standing building in Bury’s town centre has unveiled its new look following the completion of a £150,000 refurbishment programme as part of a joint investment with award-winning Lancashire brewer, Daniel Thwaites.


Built in the 16th century, the popular Bury pub was officially re-opened this weekend by Thwaites special guest, and new addition to the family Shire horse, Star!


In a bid to restore the pub to its former glory, new landlord Thomas Kennedy has overseen extensive repairs and improvements to both the interior and exterior frontage which has given the establishment a much-needed overhaul, whilst retaining it’s much loved character.


For landlord Thomas the investment was key to bringing The Two Tubs back into the 21st century.


Commenting on the refurb, Thomas said: “The restoration of the Two Tubs has meant a lot to so many people, it is the heart and soul of the community. The amount of people who turned out for the re-opening just shows what a large part it plays in the local community.


“The revamp will make a huge difference – it’s been long overdue and a lot of thought and planning has gone in to it to ensure that the character of this unique pub has been safeguarded. I’m now looking forward to welcoming customers old and new back to the Two Tubs and taking it forward to a successful 2015.”


The pub has also extended its selection of quality hand pulled Thwaites cask ales including Nutty Black, Thwaites Original and selected guest ales, along with an improved menu of locally sourced, traditional home cooked dishes such as daily special hotpots and pies, fish and chips and of course Bury’s famous black pudding.


The pub will host a variety of music nights, from Irish Folk to Blues and Northern Soul, whilst continuing with Friday and Saturday night DJs playing music for all generations.


Andrew Buchanan, director of pub operations at Thwaites, commented: “Thomas has done an incredible job so far. His experience partnered with his passion and energy is sure to help bring the Two Tubs back to life just to time for Christmas.”


For more information, please visit:  and find ‘The Two Tubs’ pages on Facebook and Twitter.




For more information, please contact:

Aimi McNeill: 01625 506 429, mob 07500 123909,

Eleanor O’Connell: 0113 2372826

Claire Grew: 0113 2372825, mob 07786 091987,


About Daniel Thwaites

Daniel Thwaites is the North of England’s major independent family brewer. Founded in 1807, Thwaites has a rich heritage providing welcoming hospitality and award-winning beers that are brewed with skill and care from the highest quality ingredients.

Thwaites owns an estate of over 300 pubs, a small but growing group of characterful coaching inns and six four-star full service regional hotels and spas, which trade under the Shire Hotels banner.


In addition, Thwaites supplies a full range of drinks to many independently owned pubs, clubs and restaurants in the North of England and beyond and a wide range of bottled beers to most major supermarkets.


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Preview attachment Tom Kennedy raises his glass as Thwaites Shire Horse Star joins Father Christmas Richard Green and Jonathan Green for the official opening..jpg

Tom Kennedy raises his glass as Thwaites Shire Horse Star joins Father Christmas Richard Green and Jonathan Green for the official opening..jpg

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