Left to right: Simon Webster, chief executive of Thornbridge Brewery, and Pivovar’s Jamie Hawksworth and Jonathan Holdsworth


Thornbridge Brewery is joining forces with craft beer distributor and pub company Pivovar to open Thornbridge and Co sites across the UK.

The two companies will open ten sites over the next five years. The pubs will provide an expanding market with a quality craft offering, and the opportunity for the full range of Thornbridge beers to be available to more people.

Thornbridge has been brewing for 13 years and has won many awards. It currently runs eight pubs in Sheffield, while the award-winning Pivovar group owns eight bars across the UK, as well as its nationwide craft beer wholesale business.

The partnership has secured its first site in the heart of Birmingham and has viewed a number of other premises in other cities. The companies are keen to open venues in Manchester, Bristol, Hull and London, among other cities.

Thornbridge Brewery chief executive, Simon Webster, said: “We couldn’t be more excited to announce this partnership. Having worked with Pivovar for many years, we know they are a fantastic company who share our core values. We have a real passion for pubs and want to introduce our beers to a wider market. This gives us the opportunity to work towards ensuring our beer is present in every corner of the country!”

Jamie Hawksworth, owner of Pivovar, added: “Over the last 12 years we have created award-winning bars supported by our own drinks wholesale division, which delivers supply chain within our estate. We are now thrilled to be joining forces with our friends at Thornbridge to roll out more amazing bars offering access to their beer range alongside our existing drinks portfolio.”