Wadworth signals intention to build new brewery

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New ground: Wadworth plans for a brewery
New ground: Wadworth plans for a brewery

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Family brewer and pub operator Wadworth has voiced its intentions to construct a new brewery, with the aim of building on and protecting its 144-year history.

The Morning Advertiser ​understands planning is in the very early stages and there is no specific sum of money set aside for the project.

However, according to chief executive Chris Welham, the plans will help the Wiltshire-based business become more flexible “in this modern world” to meet changing market demands and secure the long-term development of the company.

The end of its useful life

“After a thorough review of our 1885 brewery, and our plant and equipment, we have determined that it is coming to the end of its useful life,” he added.

“The building itself poses a number of challenges and we need our plant to be set up to be much more agile to brew beer in a variety of production sizes. 

“Wrapping all of this up has led us to the conclusion that we are best placed building a new brewery that will enable us to safeguard our brewing legacy for years to come.”

There remains a lot to be done before ground is broken on the new facility, including location, cost and resources, said Welham.

New brewery

“The plans for a new brewery will take some time and we will continue to brew as normal until a new facility comes online.

“We would ideally like to have commissioned a new facility within three to four years from now.

“Rest assured, our future remains as a brewer and a regional pub operator. As a key Wiltshire employer, this is an exciting time in the development of Wadworth and the future of the business.”

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