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30th April 2024

St Austell Brewery and Rick Stein Group partner up

29th April 2024 – St Austell Brewery has signed a three-year deal with the prestigious Rick Stein Restaurant Group to supply its beer in its venues.

The two Cornish-born businesses have had close working relationships for many years, with the Stein family having run The Cornish Arms in St Merryn for 15 years, which is a St Austell Brewery owned pub.

korev, St Austell Brewery’s flagship lager, is now on draught at eight of the 11 Stein’s sites across the UK, including in Padstow, London and Winchester.

Bottled Tribute will also be available as well as Harbour Brewing beers, Arctic Sky and Daymer Bay – both to be supplied on draught in six of the Stein’s sites. St Austell Brewery took a minority share in Harbour in 2022, to help grow the company’s South West beer distribution.

Lee Tinn-Stephens, St Austell Brewery’s Sales Development and Export Manager, said: “It’s fantastic to have solidified this Cornish-born partnership that extends beyond the South West.

“It’s a hugely rewarding partnership that the whole team and I have been looking forward to. That’s because of what the Steins represent in Cornwall and beyond, in terms of quality food and establishments.

“It’s great to be associated with Stein’s and have our beers, as well as Harbour beers, in their sites.”

Jack Stein, Chef Director for The Rick Stein Group, added: “It’s great to be working and forming closer ties with another longstanding Cornish business. I’m looking forward to an ice-cold pint of korev or two in our restaurants this summer.”


Notes for editors:

Pictured: Mark Stephens, head of regional sales for St Austell Brewery and Jack Stein, chef director for The Rick Stein Group.

Media contacts:

Charlotte Turner, Press Officer

07977 564 900

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 160 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 wholesale drinks distributor in the region.

Media contacts:

Charlotte Turner, Press Officer

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