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21st June 2017

Gibert and Sullivan team up at Hop Back Brewery

Hop Back Brewery is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Sullivan as their new Managing Director. Sullivan joins Hop Back after ten years at Devizes based brewer, Wadworth, where he most recently held the position of Commercial Director.


John Gilbert, Chairman and founder of Hop Back Brewery, is delighted to announce the appointment:

“Paul joins at a very exciting time.  Not only is it thirty years since our initial brew of ‘GFB’ at the Wyndham Arms in Salisbury, but our estate of ten pubs continues to go from strength to strength with both ‘The Archer’ in Wolstanton and ‘The Sultan’ in London, being recognised most recently in CAMRA’s Best Pub Awards.  I am confident that Paul’s significant experience in all aspects of our business will ensure that we are able to fully capitalise on future opportunities.”


Sullivan is likewise thrilled to be taking on the new role:

“To be joining Hop Back brewery in its thirtieth year is extremely exciting.  I have always been a great admirer of the beers and the pubs, so to have the opportunity to develop both for the next thirty years and beyond is fantastic.  I look forward to working with John, the board, and the rest of the team.”

For further information on Hop Back Brewery please visit or call 01725 510986.




Hop Back Brewery PLC is an award-winning brewery established in Salisbury 30 years ago. The business has an estate of 10 pubs across the country and produces a range of award winning beers in both cask and bottle, including the nationally renowned Summer Lightning, Crop Circle, GFB, Citra, Taiphoon and Entire stout.


Issued on behalf of Hop Back Brewery by:


Kevin Gregory / Gail Lacey

Rawlingson Lane Publicity

Fordbrook Business Centre
Marlborough Road

Pewsey, Wilts



Tel: 01672 564099



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