Driven by a passion for a quality product, Parbold’s first microbrewery and brew pub, Problem Child Brewing was born in 2010 and has been Brewed on site since 2013.

Beer, Gin & Live Rugby Magic Weekend

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"The best thing about Rugby League is the fans. The banter is always friendly and we look forward to seeing shirts from every team enjoying the event together over the course of the weekend."

As a massive saints fan and has created a beer festival (in Wigan... at risk of his own life!) to live stream all the Rugby League games over the magic weekend.

This year the event remains free of charge and has this year moved to a bigger and better home on the field behind the brewery, an ideal location for families to relax in and maybe even pass a ball around!

The event will kick off at the Wayfarer on Friday the 3rd September with live covers music.

Saturday, September 4th

Castleford Tigers v Salford Red Devils
St Helens v Catalans Dragons
Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC

Sunday, September 5th

Huddersfield Giants v Wakefield Trinity
Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves
Leigh Centurions v Hull KR
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Jonny likes nothing better than a quality, decent beer, so much so, he built a brewery intending to capture flavours from his imagination. We like to think it's 'his passion' that goes into making these cask conditioned ales so good, we’d love you to sample his magic!

Barrels are available for wholesale to local real ale pubs throughout Lancashire, Wigan & Greater Manchester. Whilst bottles can be purchased either in a wholesale case of 12 for £26 or a gift box of 3 for £10 or a box of 6 for £18. Cans are available in tubes of 4 at £10.

Please ask behind the bar.

...and if you ever thought just where did that name come from? The Problem Child name originates from prodigal daughter Rachel of the Wayfarer. Once a problem child in her teens, she is now happily married to Jonny the head brewer. Their son Obi is the apprentice Brewer, but not another problem child in the making!

Make the most of a Christmas Lockdown

Jonny is delivering 5 & 10 litre Bag in Box Problem Child ales straight to your door! Along with Can & Bottle Gift sets, perfect as a christmas gift, or to celebrate in your 3 Household Bublé (Bubble).
With free delivery within 8 Miles of Parbold, text Jonny on 07588 736926 to find out what he has in stock this Christmas.
Alternatively, you can order from our online shop now!


to take home with you!

After that long walk in the most beautiful Lancashire countryside why not take a Scallywag, a Good Spankin' or a Scoundrel home with you today. Our passion, love and attention to detail for a good hand crafted, cask conditioned ale or beer is just the ticket for putting your feet up and relaxing in front of the fire at home, or outside in the garden. Orders can be a mixed selection of 12, 6 or 3 bottles. Please ask at the bar for more details...

£10 PER GIFT BOX OF 3 bottles

£18 per BOX OF 6 bottles

£10 per gift tube of 4 cans

£20 per 5L Bag in Box Ale to take home

£35 per 10L Bag in Box Ale to take home

£5 per problem child beer towel

£5 per Problem Child branded tankard

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Cask ales are a high priority earning us a place in the Good Beer Guide every year since 2010, and has been brewed on site since 2013 with our own Problem Child brewing ale.

Trade Sales - Our beer is available in 9 gallon firkin or 4.5 gallon pins, if you are interested in having a Problem Child on your bar Jonny would love to hear from you on 01257 464600 or 07588 736926 or

Above all, we take pride in doing things well...

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Opening Hours

Food Served
Monday to Thursday - 12 - 2pm/5 - 8:45pm
Friday - 12 - 2pm/5 - 9.30pm
Saturday - 12 - 9:30pm
Sunday - 12 - 8:30pm

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     holiday Period      Opening Hours

Food Served
Christmas Eve - 12 - 9pm
Christmas Day - 12 - 3.30pm
Boxing Day - Closed
27th to 30th - 12 - 8.30pm
New Years Eve - 12 - 9pm
New Years Day - 1 - 6pm

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1-3 Alder Lane
Parbold, Wigan
Lancashire WN8 7NL