Welcome to JW Lees


JW Lees is a family brewery company which was founded in 1828. We are based in Middleton in North Manchester and own JW Lees Brewery, JW Lees Pubs, The Alderley Edge Hotel, The Trearddur Bay Hotel and Willoughby’s Wine Merchants. JW Lees is a sixth-generation family business which employs just over 1,200 people, 141 at the brewery and site in Middleton Junction in North Manchester and 865 in its 35 managed pubs, inns and hotels, as well as letting a further 115 tied pubs to self-employed tenants.

Cask beer is at the heart of JW Lees and we brew six cask ales as well as three lagers, three smooth beers and eight limited edition seasonal cask ales which are available throughout different times of the year. We also have the sole UK distribution rights for Bohemia Regent Premium Lager from the Czech Republic. Willoughby’s is our wines and spirits company and we stock over 500 wines from all over the world.

Latest jobs

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  • Licensee - Preston

    • Preston, Lancashire
    • Business Opportunity
    • J.W. Lees

    It has recently benefited a major refurbishment and has been designed for optimum operational performance.

  • Licensee - Blackburn

    • Blackburn, Lancashire
    • Business Opportunity
    • J.W. Lees

    It was refurbished to an excellent standard in August 2015. This outlet oozes character and is reportedly the oldest pub in Blackburn.

  • Cleaner

    • Stockport
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    New opportunity not to be missed! JW Lees has an exciting opportunity for a Cleaner to join the growing team. We’re going further to brew great tim...

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  • Kitchen Assistant

    • Stockport
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Elizabethan is a home from home located in the trendy and vibrant town of Heaton Moor, Stockport. Boasting a vast beer garden in the summer and...

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  • Front of House Team Member

    • Stockport
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Elizabethan is a home from home located in the trendy and vibrant town of Heaton Moor, Stockport. Boasting a vast beer garden in the summer and...

    New

  • Front of House Team Member

    • Bramhall
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The only Pub in Bramhall Village, The Victorian has been at the heart of Bramhall for over 100 years. We strive to provide our customers with the b...

    New

  • Chef De Partie

    • Bury
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Pack Horse Inn is an award winning rustic country pub set in the beautiful Ashworth Valley and is equal distance between Bury and Rochdale. Cus...

  • Front of House Team Member

    • Knutsford
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Golden Pheasant is a rare and special pub with history, character and a warm welcome that offers award-winning cask ales and delicious seasonal...

  • Chef De Partie

    • Knutsford
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Golden Pheasant is a rare and special pub with history, character and a warm welcome that offers award-winning cask ales and delicious seasonal...

  • Front of House Team Member

    • Knutsford
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Golden Pheasant is a rare and special pub with history, character and a warm welcome that offers award-winning cask ales and delicious seasonal...

  • Chef De Partie

    • Conwy
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Groes Inn in the beautiful Conwy valley is an award winning 14-bedroom country inn situated in the heart of North Wales overlooking the sweepin...

  • Sous Chef

    • Conwy
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Groes Inn in the beautiful Conwy valley is an award winning 14-bedroom country inn situated in the heart of North Wales overlooking the sweepin...

  • Restaurant Team Leader

    • Alderley Edge
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Alderley Edge Hotel is one of the most sought-after venues in the heart of Cheshire making it a truly desirable venue for all manner of celebra...

  • Receptionist

    • Alderley Edge
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Alderley Edge Hotel is one of the most sought-after venues in the heart of Cheshire making it a truly desirable venue for all manner of celebra...

  • Night Porter

    • Alderley Edge
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Alderley Edge Hotel is one of the most sought-after venues in the heart of Cheshire making it a truly desirable venue for all manner of celebra...

  • Reception Supervisor

    • Alderley Edge
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Alderley Edge Hotel is one of the most sought-after venues in the heart of Cheshire making it a truly desirable venue for all manner of celebra...

  • Bar Manager

    • Alderley Edge
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Alderley Edge Hotel is one of the most sought-after venues in the heart of Cheshire making it a truly desirable venue for all manner of celebra...

  • Assistant Restaurant Manager

    • Alderley Edge
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Alderley Edge Hotel is one of the most sought-after venues in the heart of Cheshire making it a truly desirable venue for all manner of celebra...

  • Restaurant Manager

    • Alderley Edge
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Alderley Edge Hotel is one of the most sought-after venues in the heart of Cheshire making it a truly desirable venue for all manner of celebra...

  • Front of House Team Member

    • Mobberley
    • Competitive Salary,
    • J.W. Lees

    The Plough and Flail is a beautiful destination food pub set in the picturesque village of Mobberley. Our chefs craft a great menu at this destinat...