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24th February 2012

Herefordshire brewer resists pub closure trend

Wye Valley Brewery is delighted to announce it has purchased the Old Pelican in Gloucester.

With an average of 16 pubs closing every week, this spells good news for discerning beer drinkers in Gloucester. The Old Pelican is a traditional city centre pub, with an enclosed garden, ideally located just off Cathedral Close.

The pub will be closed for a short time whilst some refurbishment is carried out. When it opens, it will sell the full range of Wye Valley Brewery beers, with popular brands such as HPA, Butty Bach and the Dorothy Goodbody range.

Said Vernon Amor Managing Director of Wye Valley Brewery ‘At Wye Valley Brewery we are passionate about pubs, we believe they play an important role in our communities as they are the outlet for our national drink, cask conditioned beer. We are excited by the prospect of reviving the fortunes one of Gloucester’s historic pubs’





Issued by:


Lizzie Davidson

Marketing Executive

Wye Valley Brewery

Stoke Lacy



T: 01885 490505




Notes to Editor:


About Wye Valley Brewery:

Wye Valley Brewery is a traditional, family owned, regional brewery, based in Stoke Lacy, Herefordshire. Founded by ex Guinness brewer Peter Amor, the brewery began in 1985 and in 2002 it moved from the old stable block of The Barrels, an historic 18th century Hereford coaching inn, to a much larger site in Stoke Lacy, where it is now recognised as the leading cask ale brewery in the county. In 2002 Peter’s son Vernon, took over as Managing Director. The brewery has grown every year since it was established and investment in the brewery continues with the installation of a new brewhouse in 2012.


Tied Estate:

There are now 5 pubs in Wye Valley Brewery tied estate. The Barrels and The Britannia in Hereford, The Rose & Lion in Bromyard, The Morgan in Malvern and now the Old Pelican in Gloucester. Wye Valley Brewery will continue to invest in its tied estate in the future.