Betty Duckworth was born, who was to marry Daniel Thwaites later in life
Daniel Twhaites becomes
a partner in the Eanam Brewery.
Eanam Brewery becomes the sole property of Daniel Thwaites.
Daniel Thwaites dies. Brothers Daniel II, John and Thomas inherit the brewery.
Daniel II becomes sole owner of brewery as brother John retires.
Blackburn Snig Brook Brewery acquired.
Daniel II becomes the MP for Blackburn.
Elma Thwaites inherits the
brewery after Daniel II dies.
Thwaites becomes limited company.
Thwaites starts expansion after James Pickup and Co Wines and Spirits and Henry Shaw are purchased.
Double Ben introduced and Thwaites begins to bottle its beers.
Old Dan brewed to celebrate 150th anniversary
Thwaites Scholarship initiated by John Yerburgh
and Thwaites re-introduce dray horses.
Eanam becomes Star Brewery - extended at a cost of £1.5m.
Opening of new bottled beer and keg store.
Thwaites Dark Mild wins first of its two Champion Beer of Britain awards.
Shire Inns (now Shire Hotels) was founded with The Millstone at mellor. A room was £11 per night.
Stein Pilsner introduced.
Further expansion when Yates and
Jackson of Lancaster acquired for £5m+
Cottons Hotel in Knutsford, Cheshire joins the Shire Inns group. It was a pub bought by Thwaites back in 1956.
Thwaites Dray horses are awarded freedom of Blackburn after 25 years service to the community.
The North Lakes hotel opens in Penrith, one of the first hotels in the UK to offer a large indoor pool to guests.
HRH Princess Anne unveils plaque at Star Brewery, which has undergone £4m of investment.
A move south for Shire Inns, with the Aztec Hotel & Spa,
Bristol, the first hotel outside our north west heartland.
A second southern hotel, as the Solent Hotel & Spa, Fareham opens
Kettering Park Hotel & Spa opens in
Northamptonshire, just off the new A14 link road.
The Daniel Thwaites Charitable Trust is launched.
Thwaites launches the Northern Smoothie, Thwaites Smooth.
Thwaites begin distribution of Warsteiner.
40th Year of Travel Scholarship
Ann Yerburgh becomes Chairman.
Prince Charles toasts Thwaites Beers
at Craven Heifer, Stainforth.
A new hotel in Leeds with the
Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, which later that
year went on to win a prestigious Catey award.
Launch of Lancaster Bomber and Thwaites expand into Yorkshire purchasing 28 pubs. Thwaites Theatre opens in Blackburn.
Thwaites expand into South Yorkshire with multi-million pound purchase of Rosewood Pub Company.
Shire Hotels wins the coveted AA Hotel Group of the Year, which was followed in 2005 by the RAC Hotel Group of the Year
Thwaites sign England all rounder Andrew Flintoff to be face of Lancaster Bomber. Man of the Series Flintoff helps England regain the Ashes.
Thwaites celebrate 200 years of brewing excellence.
Thwaites Inns of Character collection is launched
The Fleece in Cirencester re-opens as an Inn of Character.
Thwaites Pub Co. win the Publican Awards Best Tenanted Operator - over 200 sites.
Thwaites Inns of Character win the Publican Award for Best Accommodation Operator
Judge's Lodging in York is the latest addition to the Inns of Character - re-opening after a £2.2m investment on 1st July 2014
Thwaites sell Beer Co., free trade accounts and Wainwright & Bomber brands to Marston's
Shire Hotels and Inns of Character come back under our Thwaites family name
Our Hotels & Spas win
AA Hotel Group of the Year 2016-17