Thornbridge Takes The Netherlands
Following five years of export growth in over thirty countries, independent Bakewell brewery, Thornbridge Brewery, is to open its first international bar in the Netherlands this September.
The decision was prompted by the good reception received from Paul Leeyen’s Netherland’s bar, Den Bosch, which has stocked Thornbridge for three years. Punters have praised Thornbridge’s brews for the brand’s high quality and great variety of beer styles.
Leeyen completed the task of finding the perfect site for Thornbridge’s new international bar, which after months of searching will be based in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, in association with importers Bier&Co, with the aim of opening on the September 4.
Simon Webster, Thornbridge’s chief operating officer, is excited about the venture: “It really continues what we have been doing in the UK, finding and working with people who are as passionate about beer as we are and have skills that complement what we wish to do with Thornbridge beers.
“When we visited Paul’s current bar in ’s-Hertogenbosch, we knew our beers were in safe hands, so when he approached us to develop the Thornbridge Bar it excited us, and it has been a lot of fun planning what we are sure will be a great success”.
If a trip to the Netherlands to sample Thornbridge’s stock doesn’t tickle your fancy, don’t worry, as you can visit an array of Sheffield establishments to sample some beers including The Bath Hotel, The Beauchief, The Coach and Horses, The Cricket Inn, The Cross Scythes, Graze Inn, The Greystones, The Hallamshire House, Smith & Baker Dining Room, and The Stags Head.