Currently, Linthwaite is a busy village with five pubs, including the Sair Inn. This olde style pub was formerly known as the ‘New Inn’ It is now one of the few ‘own brew’ pubs still in the country, winning the CAMRA National Pub of the Year Award in 1997. The largest employer in the village is pharmaceutical drug manufacturer Thornton & Ross, one of the UK’s leading producers of over the counter medicines including many well known brand names.
Surrounded by the rolling hills of the Colne Valley, Linthwaite is located just above the Peak District National Park nearby to Blackmoorfoot Reservoir, which is a wintering site for migrating wildfowl and wading birds. The village is also close to the major motorway and transport links in the north, with the M62 motorway just minutes away by car.