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29th October 2014


The Two Tubs, the oldest standing building in Bury’s town centre is set to undergo a £150,000 refurbishment as part of a joint investment with award-winning Lancashire brewer, Daniel Thwaites.


In a bid to restore the pub to its former glory, Thwaites along with new landlord Thomas Kennedy, will be overseeing extensive repairs and improvements to both the interior and exterior frontage which will give the popular establishment a much-needed overhaul, whilst retaining the character of the building.


For landlord Thomas, who took over in April this year, the refurbishment is an opportunity to bring The Two Tubs into the 21st century.


Commenting on the refurb, landlord Thomas Kennedy said: “The Two Tubs has been here for a long time and it’s part of the town’s heritage. I firmly believe it should be preserved. The pub plays a big part in the local community and since arriving I’ve spoken to a number of people who are delighted to hear that we are planning this restoration programme. It’s long overdue but due to the age of the building, a lot of thought and planning was required, and we’re conscious that the character of this unique pub must be safeguarded.


Bury is changing for the better and we want to be a part of that change. What’s good for Bury is good for The Two Tubs.”


Following the improvements, the Cask Marque accredited pub will extend 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.


The schedule of work will take place in two stages, with the pub remaining open throughout. The refurbishment is due for completion at the beginning of December, just in time for Christmas.


Andrew Buchanan, director of pub operations at Thwaites, commented: “We’re delighted to have Thomas join the Thwaites family. He has a great amount of experience within the pub industry and we have no doubt that he will succeed in bringing the Two Tubs back to life.”


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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