A micro-brewery in Ramsbottom will be serving customers at its bar again on Friday after closing due to its previous tenant going into liquidation.

Irwell Works Brewery on Irwell Street temporarily closed last month and Michael Royce, of M.R. Insolvency, based in Leeds, was appointed after rising costs affected the site.

But owner of the brewery, Sara D’Arcy, and her partner Keith Powell will now take over the running of the site after financial matters were resolved and the premises was refurbished.

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Sara said: “It was the tenant who went bust not us and we own Irwell Works Brewery.

"We set it up in 2010 and started the bar in 2011.

“Five years ago, we rented it out to a tenant, and unfortunately, they went bust and their company was called Irwell Works Brewing.

“They gave us notice they wouldn’t be here anymore so me and my partner, Keith Powell, have come back in as we set the business up originally and everyone’s excited about it.”

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The micro-brewery will be reopening at 4pm on Friday and has been given a bit of a refurbishment.

Food will be served in the near future, with pies, sausage rolls, cheeseboards among other goods that customers can snack on.

Sara added: “We’ve not turned the place ultra-modern or anything.

“This building was built in 1888 for a local coppersmith so our first five beers were a nod to the building as it used to be Irwell steam, tin, copper and iron works so our first beers were called steam, tin, copper and iron.

“Our range has widened since then, but we’ll have all our usual beers on and we’re still brewing and everything will be as it was.

“We try to keep everything local, we buy local and use local produce as much as we can and are very keen on promoting Ramsbottom as a vibrant town.”