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Oldershaw brewery in Grantham will cease trading to be replaced by mobile bar business

A Grantham brewery is to cease trading after Christmas, but some of its best-known beers will still be sold through a mobile bar business.

Oldershaw brewery, in Barkston Heath, is to stop trading after 22 years. Over that period it has brewed 3,500 batches of more than 200 beers.

Managing partner Kathy Britton says she will now focus on her mobile bar business, Bar Zest, but will continue to brew on a limited basis including some of Oldershaw’s favourite beers which will remain available locally. She said year-round brewing and sales to the wider customer base will cease.

Kathy Britton is starting a new mobile bar business after Oldershaw brewery ceases trading. (24368593)
Kathy Britton is starting a new mobile bar business after Oldershaw brewery ceases trading. (24368593)

Kathy Britton, who now owns Bar Zest and Zest Brewery, said: “We took over Oldershaw Brewery nine years ago and have had a wonderful time brewing great beers with our fabulous team for our lovely customers.But the market has got much, much harder with many more beers coming out and pubs closing down.So we have taken the really difficult decision to stop trading as Oldershaw Brewery.

"I will be focusing on my new mobile bar business, Bar Zest, which provides an outside mobile bar in the form of a converted horsebox and pop up bars inside for weddings, parties and corporate events.

"We’d like to thank our wonderful team and amazing customers for all of their support over the years."

Kathy has retained the rights to the Oldershaw beer recipes and, as well as a new range of Zest beers, will also continue to brew a small range from the Oldershaw beer recipes, such as Heavenly Blonde, Newton’s Drop and Mosaic Blonde for our local customers and private parties.

Kathy will also continue with her bespoke bottling for customers and has also taken over the same premises where Oldershaw’s was based at Barkston Heath.

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