The best stouts in the North West of England

When we asked for your favourite stouts in the North West, you didn’t disappoint us.

When the clocks went back, suddenly everything got much, much more wintery. Jumpers came out of storage, pub fireplaces were swept and lit and everyone, everywhere started craving a good, dark beer.

There’s nothing better than a pint of satisfying porter or stout in a cosy pub while the wintry weather blows a gale outside. Get that soggy coat off, order a pint and take a look through our list of the best stouts in Lancashire and Cumbria (and some of the Yorshire Dales). There are some great examples of classic stouts here, as well as some more original takes on the recipe – there’s something here for everyone.

These are recommendations from our followers on Twitter, not personal reviews. On the plus side, that means we’ve got a good few local dark ales to taste test and review for later in the year. It’s a hard life.

Recommended by The Wainright Pub, Keswick

fell brewery milk stout

Recommended by Furness CAMRA

Recommended by Tryanuary Cumbria

tractor shed brewing clocker stout

Recommended by Carlisle Brewery

Recommended by A Beer in Preston

“In terms of modern stout ‘s ‘Russian Riot’ Imperial 9% is beautiful. Thick, liquoricey and worryingly easy drinking!”

Recommended by Gilly from Bowland Brewery

Dragon Glass , just won gold and soon making a limited appearance ”

Recommended by Alex, UK Brewery Tour host and hop grower

Recommended by Ken Lewis

Recommended by JT from TryCumbria

Recommended by Hannah Metcalfe

Recommended by Kaleigh

  • (The very sadly now-disbanded)  Double Nightmare

Recommended by North West

Is your favourite not on the list? Leave a comment with your favourite stout from the NW of England and we’ll put it up for consideration!

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