A Burnley-based brewery has won a major deal to supply the pub and hotel operator Mitchell's of Lancaster.

Moorhouses clinched the agreement for Premier Bitter under Mitchell's "preferred supplier" listing that gives access to its 55 traditional inns and several hotels.

Announcing the Mitchell's deal, brewery managing director David Grant, said: "This agreement is a very valuable contribution to our growth and means many more discerning drinkers in the North West will be able to enjoy our beer.

"There is a real cultural fit between the two companies. Both are family owned and both have more than 140 years of heritage in Lancashire.

"Above all, both are passionate about quality cask-conditioned ale.

"What could be better for both locals and visitors alike than world class Lancashire beer served in top class traditional Lancashire pubs?"