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3rd October 2017

Butcombe acquires Dorset site as expansion continues

Butcombe Brewing Company has purchased the Castle Inn, West Lulworth and marks its first Dorset site in their estate.

The Castle Inn is a traditional 16th Century, thatched pub and boutique hotel near the beautiful Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door of the Jurassic coastline. It marks the first Dorset site for the brewer and will be a flagship site amongst their portfolio in the South West.

Renowned for its large selection of traditional ciders, including Butcombe’s Ashton Press, it also earned the pub the title of ‘National CAMRA Cider and Perry Pub of the Year’ in 2014.  As well as the national award, the Castle Inn has also gained recognition as East Dorset CAMRA’s “Rural Pub of the Year” in 2014, 2012 & 2010.

Outside of the quality food and drink offering The Castle Inn boasts, it is a firm favourite with ramblers and dog owners alike, being perfectly situated for walks along the scenic south west coast path.

The purchase is Butcombe’s first acquisition in Dorset, and will sit with their now 35 strong estate in the South West. Butcombe bought the pub from the Halliday family for an undisclosed sum.

Jayson Perfect, Pubs and Inns Managing Director at Butcombe Brewing Co. said: “The Castle Inn will be a flagship pub for us in Dorset as we expand further into the South West. We’re delighted to have brought such high-quality pub to strengthen our Butcombe estate and look forward to welcoming the strong following this outlet has into the Butcombe fold”.



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Emmy Webster, Butcombe Brewing Co. Marketing Manager


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About Butcombe Brewery

Butcombe Brewery Co. was founded in 1978 and has been an icon of the real ale movement ever since. With an ever expanding estate of 35 pubs, Butcombe Brewing Co. now forms part of the Liberation Group, it is moving into a new, exciting phase of its journey, expanding its beer and cider range as well as its Pubs and Inns estate.



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