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28th February 2024

New Harbour Beer House set to open in Charlestown

The Harbour Beer House, a new venue in Charlestown, will be opening its doors this summer. The new concept is a joint venture between two Cornish-born breweries – Harbour Brewing Co and St Austell Brewery.

The two companies have a long history of collaboration with St Austell Brewery taking a minority share in Harbour Brewing Co in 2022.

The new Charlestown site – owned by St Austell Brewery – was previously known as the Harbourside Inn and is currently undergoing a transformational refurbishment. The building suffered extensive damage last January, because of a fire which broke out at the Pier House next door.

Harbour Beer House will be the go-to place to experience regular new and exclusive beers from Harbour, alongside much-loved favourites and limited-edition cask specials from St Austell Brewery.

As well as amazing beers and drinks, the new hangout will serve freshly made pizzas. There will also be takeaway fridges, so beer lovers can choose packaged brews – from breweries further afield – to enjoy at home.

Eddie Lofthouse, founder of Harbour Brewing said: “We’re so excited to be announcing the news about the beer house, in partnership with our friends at St Austell Brewery. We’re looking forward to bringing the Harbour brand to life in this new venue, and what better location than Charlestown? We’ll be sharing more with our beer fans about what’s in store in the run up to opening night.”

Helen Sprason, Area Manager, St Austell Brewery, said: “We’re totally transforming the space and breathing new life into the building following the fire which was devastating for our teams at the Pier House and Harbourside, as well as the local community. Harbour Beer House will be all about top tasting beers and showcasing amazing breweries, both here in the South West and beyond. It’s exciting to be working with Harbour to introduce a new experience for Charlestown, which is already such a vibrant, popular destination for locals and visitors alike.”

She added: “We’re looking for new team members to join us at the Harbour Beer House. If you’ve got a passion for beer, and you’re on the hunt for a new role in hospitality, we’d love to hear from you.”

The Pier House – also owned by St Austell Brewery – is now closed for a major refurbishment and will also reopen its doors this summer. St Austell Brewery have been meeting with Charlestown locals regularly over the past year to keep the community updated on the historic and much-loved pub and plans to restore it to its former glory.

Harbour Brewing Co was founded in 2021, on a farm in Lanivet on the outskirts of Bodmin. Since then, it’s been crafting beers that reflect where brewery was born. Harbour use the very best raw ingredients and take inspiration from the landscape (and shores) which make Cornwall so special.

To enquire about a role at the new Harbour Beer House please send a CV to St Austell Brewery’s recruitment team:


About St Austell Brewery:

Independent, family-owned St Austell Brewery was established in Cornwall in 1851. Fast forward 172 years, and the company’s range of award-winning beers – including Tribute pale ale, Proper Job IPA and korev lager – are available in pubs and supermarkets nationwide.

The business owns over 170 pubs, inns, and hotels across the West Country – including managed houses and tenancies. It also operates two breweries, in St Austell and Bath, having acquired fellow West Country brewer, Bath Ales in 2016.

With a network of six depots across the West Country – from St Columb to Wimborne – the company is the leading independent wholesale drinks distributor in the region.

Charlotte Turner,

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