The Hope Inn


Come and visit us at the Hope Inn, view the brewery, take a guided tour (by appointment, small groups only).

Relax in comfortable and tranquil surroundings and enjoy beer brewed how it should be.

Lunchtime snacks and meals are available to compliment our ales.

Enthusiasts, Connoisseurs, Retail & Trade buyers and anyone wondering what they have been missing drinking mass produced, over processed, bland and insipid beers are warmly welcomed at The Hope Inn.

Opening Hours


Monday     8.00 - 11.00
Tuesday   4.30 - 6.30 8.00 - 11.00
Wednesday 12.00 - 2.00 4.30 - 6.30 8.00 - 11.00
Thursday 12.00 - 2.00 4.30 - 6.30 8.00 - 11.00
Friday 12.00 - 2.00 4.30 - 6.30 8.00 - 11.00
Saturday 12.00 - 4.00   8.00 - 11.00
Sunday 12.00 - 3.00   8.00 - 10.30


A Little Bit of History

Building work on the Hope Hotel began in 1863 and in 1864 Richard Southward applied for a full licence, this was turned down as the accommodation was not completed. In 1865 the Hope opened as a Beer House and was granted a Public House licence in 1879.

In 1894 the pub was bought by Wilsons Brewery, it is recorded to have had four drinking rooms, 4 bedrooms, spare accommodation for travellers and stabling for 2 horses in an enclosed yard.

The Hope Inn then owned by Daniel Thwaites closed in May 2001 and was in a derelict state in February 2003 when it was purchased as the home of the Owl Brewing Company.

It has now undergone major renovation work including the installation of a 7.5 m brewing tower in the area that was originally the games room of the pub, the accommodation above and the cellar below.

The Hope Inn reopened in Autumn 2004 and is now the home of the Owl Brewing Company.

Many thanks to Rob Magee for the information on the history of the Hope which can be found in greater detail in his book "A Directory of Oldham Pubs".