Saturday, 28 July 2007

Hopback for sale?

On the site of commercial property agent Avondale is the following advertisement:

Offers invited
Independent Brewery & Public House EstateS. England - • Leading Independent Real Ale Cask Brewery - • Estate comprising 13 leasehold and freehold public houses - • Wholesale drinks supplier - • Known brand names supported by trademark - • Turnover of circa £5M and a gross profit of 49% - • Team of multifunctional, experienced staff - • Operates from brewery site, with offices, yard and warehousing.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a leading, well established, independent real ale brewery with its own public house estate. Ale is supplied in casks to national pub chains as well as regional independents. Well known brands are supported by limited seasonal brews under the company’s distinctive brand name and this is supported by trademark. Additionally the business wholesales spirits, beers, lagers, ciders, wines and soft drinks to the catering industry... this is therefore an ideal opportunity for a new owner manager or alternatively for an existing brewery/public house estate to increase its product line/portfolio.

We were told at the New Forest Show that the brewery in question is Hopback and the spec seems to fit sort of. As far as I know they have 11 pubs, but there may be a couple not on their site that they own the freehold of. Does anyone have further info??

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can catagorically tell you that it is NOT Hopback advertised with the agent. It is a brewery with a name that rhymes with "holes"!