Camerons brews up growth

Camerons brews up growth

The North East’s largest independent family brewer, Camerons Brewery, is expanding its portfolio with the acquisition of the Leeds Brewery pub estate.

The deal will see Camerons acquire the complete group of seven pubs from Leeds Brewery, including venues such as the Lamb & Flag, The Midnight Bell and Duke of York. 

Leeds Brewery will continue to brew their range of cask, keg and bottled beers, and these brands will still feature prominently in these venues.

Chris Soley, chief executive of Camerons Brewery, said: “We are delighted to have acquired such a prestigious group of pubs to add to our growing managed estate.

“Leeds Brewery have established a group of truly fantastic pubs which are very different from our current managed group, but with the same high retail standards and customer service.”

Sam Moss, owner of Leeds Brewery, added: “For the last nine years, opening and running our pub estate has been hugely rewarding and a great deal of fun.

“We are delighted that, in Camerons Brewery, we have found an ambitious, family run company that shares our commitment to quality and service, who will be able to take the pub estate to the next level.”

Finance for the acquisition was provided by HSBC and professional advisors, Watson Burton, UNW & Grant Thornton assisted Camerons Brewery on the transaction.

The message from Camerons Brewery has been one of “business as usual” and all jobs in the Leeds Brewery pub estate have been maintained. 

 

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