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Hyde Park Pub Brought Back to Life

Posted by Dartmoor Brewery in Dec 2014

HydePark3With pubs closing at a rate of 31 a week in the UK, we were overjoyed to see a much-loved local pub in Plymouth buck this trend earlier this year. The Hyde Park pub dating back 150 years was given a new lease of life backed by the local community in Mutley and Dartmoor Brewery. As one of the oldest pubs in Plymouth the new landlord was keen to keep it traditional and turned to Dartmoor Brewery to help bring to life his vision of selling real ales, but also setting up a micro brewery onsite to sell their own brews. Dartmoor Brewery helped the Hyde Park establish their microbrewery, from the initial design and supply of equipment, providing the essential brewing ingredients and the training of the pub's brewing team. Real ale is such a success story for the Hyde Park and the pub is fast building a reputation for its impressive real ale offer. There are strong sales of Dartmoor Brewery's Jail Ale/IPA/Legend, but the Hyde Park's ownbrews are really beginning to take the bar by storm. Just six months since opening sales of Hyde Park's own brews, sold under Made in Mutley, volumes sold have doubled from 200 up to 400 pints some weeks. Two new fermentation vessels have just been supplied. Dartmoor Brewery continues to support the pub's micro brewery and every week is supplying ingredients for up to 4 fermenting vessels for the Hyde Park to transform into their brews and quench the thirst of the pub's real ale fans. This is a inspiring success story, as our Head Brewer, Mike Lunney says: We are pleased to have played a part in helping bring this community pub back to life. The Hyde Park is in the process of receiving the stamp of approval from the Society of Independent Brewers Association (SIBA) for membership and we couldn't be happier about this milestone for this microbrewery and pub, and we're delighted to be supporting it.

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