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‘End of the road’ as much loved family brewery to cease trading forever in DAYS due to ‘unprecedented increases’


A POPULAR family-owned brewery has announced it will cease trading in two days due to cost pressures.

Tatton Brewery, based in Knutsford, Cheshire, revealed it will close down forever on Thursday, February 29, via social media.

After 14 years of brewing, Tatton Brewery will cease trading later this week

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After 14 years of brewing, Tatton Brewery will cease trading later this weekCredit: Handout
Tatton Brewery said it will send its final deliveries this week before closing on Thursday

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Tatton Brewery said it will send its final deliveries this week before closing on ThursdayCredit: X/

The English family-run brewery has delivered beers to pubs for 14 years and said it’s “truly saddened” to have “come to the end of the road”.

On Facebook, the brewer explained how “unprecedented increases in cost of living, fuel prices, raw materials and many other factors” ultimately made it “no longer viable” for them to carry on.

It added owner Gregg wished to take a step back from the business “due to family responsibilities”.

Tatton Brewery will send out its last deliveries this week as usual and is also offering customers stock from its webshop.

Tatton’s beers are available in cask, keg and bottle in pubs, bars, restaurants and other venues across north-west England.

We’re truly saddened to be sending out this statement, making us part of the current decline in the industry – but we’ve got to call it a day.

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In the post, the brewery thanked its “great staff” and “great customers” for their support throughout the years and urged people to “get out there” to grab their “last pints of Tatton Beer”.

Hundreds of people left comments on the family-owned brewery’s Facebook post.

Many were disappointed to hear the news that the beloved brewery is closing for good.

“Such sad news,” wrote one user.

They added: “Your beer will be missed but all the very best for the future.”

Another person wrote: “That’s really sad to hear.

“You’ve made some belting beers and some insane all-batch ones too.

“You’ll be sadly missed but all the best to you all in whatever the future holds.”

And a third commented: “This news comes as a shock to many of us, we wish you all the very best, as your beers have always been top-notch.”

It comes after a report from last year showed 45 UK craft breweries went insolvent, a major jump from the 15 insolvencies recorded the year before, according to Just Drinks.

The major drinks giant Brewdog, permanently closed a brewing site on an iconic beer mile last year.

The site which produced the famous Hawkes’ cider had to be shut down because of “rampant inflation, soaring utility costs and relentless cost of living pressures,” according to Brewdog.

And punters in Manchester were left devasted after their popular boozer announced it was closing down forever.

Temperance Street Brewery pulled down the shutters last year after spending more than a decade on the high street.

The cost of electricity, food and drink has made running pubs expensive, leading many to reluctantly close their doors for good.





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