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10th May 2018

Opening of Sanctuary Bar, Scarborough

Camerons Brewery are proud to announce the launch of their latest bar concept, Sanctuary, in Scarborough.

The bar opens on Thursday 10th May with food and drink samples, and live acoustic music in the bar from X Factor semi finalist, Brad Swainston.   The bar, which is located in the centre of Scarborough on St. Nicholas Street, was formerly known as the Blue Lounge, and has been extensively refurbished during the past month in order to deliver the fantastic new brand for Camerons.

The North East brewery has invested over £300,000 into the redevelopment of the former Blue Lounge site.  Sanctuary opens with an eclectic range of lagers, beers and ciders, and includes 4 cask ales as well as 2 rotating craft keg beer lines.  In addition, the venue offers an extensive range of premium wines and spirits, plus an exciting new cocktail menu developed by Camerons’ own mixologist.

Sanctuary will serve food daily between 11am – 9pm, with the menu including a great range of classic pub dishes as well as international cuisine.   There is free live acoustic music in the bar every Friday from 6pm – 8pm, plus DJ’s on weekends to form a key part of the weekly entertainment at the venue. Sanctuary also features a separate function area upstairs to cater for special events, business meetings, and cocktail masterclasses.

Jim Bentley, retail managed house director for Camerons Brewery said “We’ve been so pleased to be investing in a new concept for our Scarborough venue.  The Blue Lounge was a key venue in our pub group, but we felt the time was right to revamp the look and offer at the site”.   “Sanctuary now offers customers a great food and drinks range, with dog friendly daytimes, and will now transform into a late night bar every evening, serving a selection of signature cocktails as well as premium beers, wines and spirits” Jim continued.

To keep up to date with what’s happening at Sanctuary Bar, please follow them on Facebook at, and on Twitter and Instagram at @SanctuaryBarSca


Notes to Editors:

Camerons Brewery Ltd is one of the largest private breweries in the UK, with the capacity to produce more than 1 million hectolitres of beer annually.   Formed in 2002, following its purchase by businessman David Soley, the company’s origins date back to 1865 when John William Cameron was engaged to run the original brewery.

Camerons is headquartered in Hartlepool at the historic Lion Brewery site, which was built in 1892, and its Visitor Centre is located nearby on the site of the former Stranton pub – one of the town’s oldest pubs.   As well as brewing its own high quality beers and lagers, including its flagship beer, Strongarm, a well-rounded 4.0% ABV ruby red ale and new Motörhead collaboration brew Röad Crew APA, Camerons is a major contract brewer for the likes of Heineken and Carlsberg, as well as other major multinational companies.

In addition to its core brewing operation, Camerons possesses a growing retail pub estate of more than 70 venues – ranging from community pubs and city centre venues, to restaurant and accommodation-based outlets. This includes the popular The Head of Steam brand, which the firm acquired in 2014 and seven new venues purchased from Leeds Brewery in July 2016

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Picture 1: Camerons Brewery logo Picture 2: Internal image of Sanctuary Picture 3: Internal image of Sanctuary Picture 4: Sanctuary logo