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    Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company to close Wychwood brewery

    Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company (CMBC) has announced plans to close its Wychwood Brewery from November this year, in line with a break clause on the lease with the landlord who owns the site, recent reports state.

    The brewery, located in Witney in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, will continue to operate as normal for the coming months. Wychwood brands – such as Hobgoblin ales, as well as Firecatcher and Dry Neck beers – will then continue to be brewed at CMBC’s other sites, such as Marston’s Brewery in Burton-on-Trent.

    The business is providing support to staff employed at the brewery during the consultation period over the proposals and will also explore opportunities for redeployment within the business.

    Paul Davies, CEO, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company, said, “We understand the depth of feeling towards Wychwood Brewery, and have tremendous pride in our team there. Our number one focus is giving them all the support they need as we begin the consultation on this proposal.

    “The UK ale market is an incredibly competitive space, and combined with a turbulent economic outlook for the UK provides for a challenging environment for industry to navigate. By making use of the break clause in our lease for Wychwood Brewery, we can consolidate our brewing network to achieve greater efficiency and productivity, supporting ongoing investment in our people and business.”

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