Sheffield-based Sentinel Brewery announces closure

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Closure announced: Sentinel Brewery will shut its bar
Closure announced: Sentinel Brewery will shut its bar

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Sentinel Brewery has announced the closure of its bar, explaining “praise and awards don’t pay the bills”.

In a statement posted on the business’s social media, directors said: “Sentinel has been in operation since April 2016 and in that time has gained a reputation for great beer and food.”

The notice described the company as having “a small but loyal customer base, resulting in a host of awards”.

“However, praise and awards don’t pay the bills and our business has been beset by financial troubles, some of which were well-documented.”

Seven jobs have been lost with the bar’s closure, something directors described “with enormous regret”.

Immediate liquidation 

Sentinel Brewhouses Ltd was liquidated with immediate effect on Tuesday (11 September 2018).

A company voluntary agreement (CVA) was entered into, which resulted in the creation of Sentinel Brewhouses as a separate business to run the bar, in 2017.

Directors explained: “We have amended the operating platform several times in an attempt to make it profitable without success. In all this time the business has been financially supported by the directors.”

The brewing company will continue to trade as it searches for a suitable partner to invest or buy the firm. Attempts to find a partner have not been successful so far, with the company’s search reportedly starting in May.

Dedicated team

“Sentinel Brewing Co has a great venue, excellent brewing plant, a host of award-winning beers and a small but dedicated team, eager to see it succeed,” the statement added.

In its two years of business, the brewery has won several beer awards. Beers in its core and limited ranges include Rhubarb Rosehip Gose (3.4% ABV), Zestfest (4.5% ABV), American Red (5.2% ABV), and Extra Sheffield Bitter (5.5% ABV).

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