Ads not shown when logged in
Page 29 of 31 FirstFirst ... 192728293031 LastLast
Results 281 to 290 of 305

Thread: Disappearing and 'in peril' breweries

  1. #281
    This Space For Hire
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Brentford
    Posts
    2,608

    Default

    West Berks in 2019 spent 9 million on a new brewery and visiters centre.At the time I though why!.T hey also took over a few London pubs.Again I thought why!.They don't brew the sort of beer that's going to get into all the pubs and craft bars that you need to get into for that sort of investment.They also during the pandemic raised another 1.3 million to keep going.All that money has been thrown away.Walked down to their pub in Hammersmith last week hoping to get some Maggs mild but the pub is boarded up.No doubt someone will throw more money at them.cheers

  2. #282
    This Space For Hire
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Brentford
    Posts
    2,608

    Default

    Also heard that Curious Brew who spent similar amounts of money on their brewery and visitors centre has been sold to an investment group for £1 + debts.Another mega brewery who,s beers I never see.

  3. #283
    Pub researcher (unpaid) rpadam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Somewhere in the Low Weald
    Posts
    4,284

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Also heard that Curious Brew who spent similar amounts of money on their brewery and visitors centre has been sold to an investment group for £1 + debts.Another mega brewery who,s beers I never see.
    Hardly a "mega brewery", but Curious Brewery was sold in February this year: Tenterden's Chapel Down disposes of Curious beer and cider brand, and its brewery in Ashford, with private equity firm Risk Capital Partners poised to takeover.

    Curious Brew beers and ciders are quite common on craft keg taps in Kent and East Sussex.

  4. #284
    Please give generously Quinno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    2,602

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    West Berks in 2019 spent 9 million on a new brewery and visiters centre.At the time I though why!.T hey also took over a few London pubs.Again I thought why!.They don't brew the sort of beer that's going to get into all the pubs and craft bars that you need to get into for that sort of investment.They also during the pandemic raised another 1.3 million to keep going.All that money has been thrown away.Walked down to their pub in Hammersmith last week hoping to get some Maggs mild but the pub is boarded up.No doubt someone will throw more money at them.cheers
    Word on the street is that Adnams are interested in taking them on. There's a lot of (presumably highly leveraged) fixed assets which are shiny and new...

  5. #285
    This Space For Hire
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Brentford
    Posts
    2,608

    Default

    Probably be sold back to the owners with all debts wiped out.

  6. #286
    This Space For Hire
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Out West
    Posts
    2,028

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    All that money has been thrown away.Walked down to their pub in Hammersmith last week hoping to get some Maggs mild but the pub is boarded up.No doubt someone will throw more money at them.cheers
    Silly Berks.

  7. #287
    Palookaville hondo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    3,105
    Last edited by hondo; 07-12-2021 at 20:21.
    "Do I know where hell is? hell is in hello"

  8. #288
    Still about Mobyduck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Out saving pubs and enjoying it.
    Posts
    4,999

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hondo View Post
    Been in peril for several years.
    "Everybody's got to believe in something. I believe I'll have another beer."
    -W.C.Fields

  9. #289
    Please give generously Quinno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Reading
    Posts
    2,602

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Been in peril for several years.
    Boo hoo.

    ha ha ha

  10. #290
    This Space For Hire
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Brentford
    Posts
    2,608

    Default

    Itchen Valley.have announced they are closing at the end of the month.
    Crate brewery
    no longer brew but get the beer contract brewed up north.
    Barnet brewery who brew behind the black horse pub have closed as well.

Similar Threads

  1. New Breweries
    By RogerB in forum Chit Chat
    Replies: 371
    Last Post: 15-12-2016, 21:28
  2. Old Breweries
    By hondo in forum Chit Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 19-02-2014, 07:41
  3. London Breweries
    By Aqualung in forum Chit Chat
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 19-08-2013, 18:36
  4. a swift one - Two New Breweries
    By Blog Tracker in forum Blog Tracker
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 14-12-2011, 07:27
  5. Disappearing Winter Ales
    By Thuck Phat in forum Chit Chat
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 29-01-2011, 23:36

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •