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Town’s oldest cask ale brewing company Coach House Brewery adapts to survive


VIDEO: WARRINGTON’S oldest surviving cask ale brewing company Coach House Brewery has had to adapt to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic which has decimated the hospitality and leisure industry.

With many clients forced to close the independent brewery based on the Wharf Industrial Estate would have struggled to survive if it hadn’t been for the furlough scheme, says owner Martin Bailey, who bought the company about five years ago.
With trade to pubs and bars falling dramatically the business has had to adapt to survive, focusing on selling bottled packages to the public and supermarkets, although the profit margins are extremely tight.
Coach House Brewery is now the oldest surviving brewery in the town which was once the biggest in the country boasting the likes of Greenalls, Tetley Walker and the Burtonwood Brewery.
It was established in 1991 following the closure of Greenalls Brewery earlier that year. They are now the oldest cask ale producer in Cheshire celebrating their Silver anniversary in 2016.
It is their aim to be the best: produce the best and most varied range of beers and provide the best service.
Using only the finest quality malts, hops and yeast in all their beers they are well known for producing award-winning beers that are consistent, well balanced and most importantly tasty.
Although they are a small team of qualified and dedicated people their beers are available throughout the North West of England and can be found all over the country through their association with large pub companies and national wholesalers.
They are members of SIBA (Society Independent Brewers Association) and subscribe to their code of practice which guarantees the quality of their products.
In 2016 they achieved the SIBA Food Safety and Quality certificate.
To find out more about how the company has adapted to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic check out the video above.

Owner Martin Bailey


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