Brewer and pub company Wadworth has announced that it intends to build a new brewery. It hopes a new state-of-the-art facility will build upon the company’s history and heritage for the long term.
Chief executive, Chris Welham, said: “We are hugely proud of our Wiltshire roots and the great beers that we provide for our customers. In this modern world, we need to be ever more flexible as a brewer to meet changing market demand and also ensure that we are geared up for the long-term development of the company.
“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. 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.”
He added: “There remains a great deal to do, to tie things down more accurately in a host of areas, in terms of location, cost and resources. 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.”