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26th June 2013

The Scots Welcome Peterborough based independent Brewer – Oakham Ales

Oakham Ales, the acclaimed, innovative and independent ale brewery based in Peterborough, is making a splash in and around Edinburgh.  Three pubs* have recently signed up to the brewers’ popular ‘Oakademy of Excellence’ which means they stock Oakham Ales on a permanent basis.  The three cask-ale led pubs include: Malt and Hops, The Staggs Bar and Thomsons Bar.

The brewery has approximately 250 pubs signed up to its ‘Oakademy of Excellence’ which was launched in 2009, with its membership growing every year.   On passing a beer quality test, organised by Oakham Ales, pubs receive accreditation.  This entitles publicans to membership benefits that include access to exclusive ‘limited edition’ ales.

Adrian Posnett, Oakham’s managing director says: “These three pubs in and around Edinburgh are all well-known for their excellent range of cask beers and we are delighted that they have become members of the Oakademy.   As this is a new area for our beers, it’s a great excuse to visit a fantastic city whilst delivering our ales.  We don’t have the luxury of a large retail estate to stock out beers on a permanent basis.  The success of the Oakademy means that we have started to have the distribution and profile for our beers to compete with those that do.”

For information visit: or for more information on the Oakademy go to:
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*Details of pubs in Edinburgh listed below:


Malt and Hops
45 Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ
Telephone: 0131 5550083
Cask ale led outlet, offering excellent quality at affordable prices.
The Staggs Bar
81 North High Street, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 6JE
Telephone: 0131 6659654
Great community local, offering a wide variety of locally sourced ales as well as being a flagship oulet for Oakham Ales. All ales in superb condition. Recently crowned Lothians CAMRA pub of the year 2013
Thomsons Bar
182-184 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6QP
Telephone: 0131 2285700
Superb cask ale led city centre pub, offering a great choice at excellent prices.

For further press information please contact:
Gill Shaffer
Mint Communications
Mobile: 00 44 (0) 7958 989124 or (00(0)17992 18353
Date of issue : June 2013