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St Austell Brewery celebrates official opening of the Harbour Light

Last night (3rd March), St Austell Brewery celebrated the official opening of its new pub in Paignton – the Harbour Light. The two-storey development includes a new bar and dining area, a coffee shop and an outdoor seating area overlooking the harbour.

The Grade II listed harbourside building has undergone a six-month restoration, giving it a new lease of life, whilst ensuring its historic character is preserved. The building – believed to have been used as a fish cellar and net store originally – was vacant when the brewery acquired it last year.

The new pub is part of the Torbay Council’s Port Masterplan, promoted by the Torbay Harbour Committee, to upgrade and enhance the historic harbourside area for residents and visitors to Paignton. Having agreed to invest in the regeneration project, the Council worked alongside the Torbay Development Agency (TDA) to identify the right partner to take the project forward.

Following a competitive tendering process, St Austell Brewery was given a 90-year lease on the Harbour Light, which TDA hopes will lead the way in terms of improving the harbour’s vibrancy, attracting further investment in Torbay and generating job opportunities.

Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, the new Harbour Light offers traditional pub food, locally sourced fresh seafood, daily changing seasonal specials and award-winning ales. There are also vegetarian, vegan and gluten free dishes to choose from.

Steve Worrall, managing director of St Austell Brewery’s pubs, inns and hotels said: “We’re delighted that the Harbour Light is now officially open.

“Having worked closely with town council, harbour committee and TDA throughout the restoration, we’re so proud of the finished result – a family-friendly venue, in an amazing position with unrivalled views across the harbour. It’s perfect for people looking to recharge and refuel, whether they’re taking a break from a sailing trip, exploring the town, or taking a walk along Paignton’s seafront.

He continued: “We look forward to welcoming local residents and visitors to the area.”

Established in 1851, St Austell Brewery – which is independent and family-owned – owns 182 pubs across the West Country. The brewery owns 35 pubs in Devon, including the Old Market House in Brixham, the Royal Castle Hotel in Dartmouth and the Royal Seven Stars in Totnes.

Most famous for its flagship beer, Tribute Cornish Pale Ale, St Austell Brewery’s range of award-winning beers – also including Proper Job IPA and Korev Lager – are available in pubs and supermarkets nationwide.

For more information on the Harbour Light, and to view the menus, visit www.harbourlightpaignton.co.uk.

ENDS

4 March 2020

For more information contact:

PR Manager, Megan Hocking: hockingm@staustellbrewery.co.uk / 07970 379 690

More about St Austell Brewery:

Independent, family-owned brewer, St Austell Brewery has been brewing beer in Cornwall since 1851. Fast forward 169 years and while traditional brewing techniques remain, innovation, passion and craftsmanship continue to evolve.

Most famous for its flagship beer, Tribute Cornish Pale Ale, St Austell Brewery’s range of award-winning beers – also including Proper Job IPA and Korev Lager – are available in pubs and supermarkets nationwide.

A gem at the heart of the Cornish community, and an employer of over 1,500 people, the company also has an estate of 182 pubs, inns and hotels across the South West.

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