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Uncertain Future For Brewery

Friday June 28 2013


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THE future of the brewery which made the original Barnsley Bitter is still uncertain, as its site awaits a buyer.

The 54-acre Pontefract Road site, owned by the firm RBNB, has been up for sale for more than a month.

Remaining staff at the brewery, including managing director Lynne Booth, are waiting "in limbo" to see what develops. Meanwhile, the buildings on the large site are falling into disrepair with the old brewhouse propped up by scaffolding.

Ms Booth was reluctant to discuss the future of the business in case it jeopardised any potential deals.

Other businesses who rented units on the site had a deadline of June 2 to get out and Ms Booth said one - a plastics company - were having difficulty finding alternative units for the right price.

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Reply Posted by rainbow on Sunday June 30 2013 at 18:09
What a tragedy for Barnsley, they made the best beer in England here till John Smiths screwed it all up..