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7th October 2014

Cask Ale Week Celebrations – VIP Opening at Flack Manor &  Flack Fest “Sell-Out”

Flack Manor’s hard work paid off with full houses at both the trade afternoon and evening Flack Fest for local customers, all in celebration of Cask Ale Week which finished 3 days ago. Nigel Welsh, Director at Flack Manor commented: “This proved a great day celebrating with our customers and suppliers the lifecycle of beer – from “grain to glass” and we were further delighted that Caroline Nokes kindly managed to break-away from the party conference to join us, enjoying a tour of the brewery before officially opening the new extension to the Fermenting Room and raising a glass to the future brewing of Flack Manor. We were also grateful to Paul Nunny, Chair of Cask Marque who delivered an amusing and observant address.”


In the evening 260 customers, by ticket only, enjoyed brewery tours and tastings of Flack’s wholesome range of beers followed by further quaffing.  Entertainment was provided by the enthusiastic and animated King John Morris Men and the evening rounded off with the vocal talents of Jodie Elms.


Robin Appel, owner of Robin Appel Corn merchants and Warminster Maltings commented, “Flack Manor’s Open Day was the epitome of all that achieved by those most successful new breweries driving the ‘Independent’ beer revolution across the UK. His commitment to an uncompromising and transparent supply chain for his ingredients in order to achieve his passion for brewing beers with taste and character is what it is all about.” Dr Peter Darby of Wye Hops backed this up saying “It was good to see a new brewery keeping close to its heritage and placing importance on its local connections. In particular, I was pleased to see Flack Manor Brewery taking pride in being a loyal supporter of the British hop industry using only British-grown hops in all its brews and championing some of the more recent varieties such as First Gold and Sovereign.  The Flack Manor beers showed that British hops can deliver a very flavoursome pint from first sip to the bottom of the glass.”


Flack Manor wholeheartedly supported the UK’s National Drink during Cask Ale Week, drawing together suppliers, publicans and customers while making their very own official opening.


For more information:

Contact Nigel Welsh

01794 518520/ 07977 494252




1)      Caroline Nokes, Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group, officially opening Flack Manor, with Director Nigel Welsh

2)      Nigel Welsh, Caroline Nokes and Paul Nunny

3)      For information only: schematic showing the concept behind the day


Flack Manor Brewery

8 Romsey Industrial Estate

Greatbridge Road

Romsey, SO51 0HR