TUCKED away in an industrial estate on the outskirts of Bury, a father and son are quietly brewing up a storm.

Nick and Neil Walton established Tin Head Brewery on Bradley Fold Trading Estate back in 2016 as a home to their passion for creating their own beer.

The venture proved a huge success, with the brewery receiving plaudits for its products, as well as its eye-catching can designs.

Following feedback from customers, the pair opened a tap room in October, despite neither having any experience of running a bar.

From the outside, it looks like any other unit on the trading estate, but inside is a wood-panelled watering hole fit to grace any town or city centre.

The pair currently run the operation alongside their day jobs. Nick is employed by Bury Council as estate manager at the trading estate, while Neil works as an engraver.

Nick, aged 57, said: “We held a few open days in summer and got a really good reaction. That spurred us on to open the bar.

“I work part-time so when I finish at 12.30, the afternoons are spent in here concocting beers. This is my pension. Instead of buying a Ferrari I bought this place.”

Although they have brewed a range of beers, Tin Head mostly specialise in New England IPAs, all of which are created on site.

Their beers have been drunk by punters in tap rooms across the North West, however, its owners say the opening of the bar has taken things to another level.

Nick said: “It has been going really well. The word is definitely spreading.

“It has been a bit of a learning curve, but from the day we opened, more people have been coming in every week. People just want somewhere they can drink decent, local beers.”

Neil added: “I did not expect the response we have had. Hopefully, we will be able to do this full-time, that is the dream.”

The bar is open five days a week, from Tuesday-Saturday. For more, visit www.facebook.com/Tinhead-Brewery-537267506607510.