Black Sheep Brewery’s sales and marketing director, Jo Theakston (left), with head of retail, James Boshier

Black Sheep Brewery has expanded its retail estate with the acquisition of popular bar and restaurant Kith & Kin from Arc Inspirations.

In only four months, the Masham-based brewery has increased its retail portfolio to six sites across Yorkshire with the purchase of the Chapel Allerton, Leeds, establishment. The existing Kith & Kin workforce will be retained.

This latest acquisition by Black Sheep builds on the successful purchase of York Brewery and four of its pubs in December 2018.

Andy Slee, chairman of Black Sheep Brewery, said: “Kith & Kin fits perfectly with our strategy of developing our retail presence in our Yorkshire heartland and is a welcome addition to our growing group of pubs and bars.”

Rob Theakston, managing director of Black Sheep Brewery, added: “Kith & Kin is a thriving bar with a solid food trade, located in the heart of Yorkshire. Arc Inspirations share our passion for locally-sourced produce, which we look forward to building on in the future.

“We are also excited to introduce a wider range of quality cask and craft ales from our award-winning range of brands. Kith & Kin has traded successfully for many years and we are proud and looking forward to welcoming the team into our flock.”

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