|Boddingtons Brewery - Manchester - Old Site Now Closed|
Located on the corner of Great Ducie Street & New Bridge Street, Strangeways, Manchester where the original well from which the first Boddington's ales are reputed to have been made. The self proclaimed "Cream of Manchester", Boddington's Bitter (or locally, just "Boddies") has a long traditional association with good ales, brewed on the site of their Strangeways Brewery since the late 18th century. Brewing on this old site ceased in February 2005 amid a geat deal of controversy and opposition - Boddingtons will henceforth be produced at other locations around the UK and has lost its historic association with the City of Manchester.
The company was taken over by the Whitbread Group in the early 1990s and is now part of the Interbrew UK company. There are/were guided tours of the brewery, with a complimentary glass of beer at the end. The beer has long been rated locally, but clever marketing and a massive TV advertising campaign has now imprinted its name into the national consciousness.