Brewery expansion creates new conference and visitor facilities in Stoke-on-Trent

A major refurbishment of Stoke-on-Trent’s Titanic Brewery has created a new venue for small conferences, events and training workshops.

The Sample Room at Titanic Brewery, Burslem, gives the expanding brewery professional standard visitor facilities for the first time.

Around £300,000 has been spent by the brewery to provide new offices, a brewery shop and a remodelled brewery with new up-to-the-minute cooling tanks and additional cool stores.

“Titanic has grown from a brewery producing just 7 barrels to more than 2.5 million pints per year during 11 years in our Callender Place home,” said Director Dave Bott. “We now have 20 staff at the brewery and over 100 in our pubs.”

“We were effectively bursting at the seams, but by expanding the number of buildings we occupy, we have been able to remodel the brewery to create good quality visitor facilities.”

The expansion means that office staff have moved from the brewery into refurbished units elsewhere in Callender Place, Burslem. There is also a welcoming new reception and shop which will be open between 9am and 5pm on Monday to Friday and from 9am until 1pm on Saturdays.

Titanic Brewery has hosted brewery tours for several years but the new Sample Room gives visitors a place to relax and enjoy a drink and a bar meal.

Added Dave: “The refurbishment gives us space to grow and we plan to make our hospitality facilities available for companies and charities holding corporate events and training workshops.

“The brewery is also close to Vale Park and we want to open the bar to allow Port Vale fans to enjoy a pre-match drink.”

The new visitor facilities will be available for bookings as from 25th October.  For bookings please of The Sample Room and tours, please contact Sam on 01782 823447 or e-mail sam@titanicbrewery.co.uk

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Notes to Editors:

The media are invited to attend an invitation only event on October 24 when the new facilities will be showcased to local businesses and organisations. Brewery staff will be on hand to show people the new facilities between 1pm and 6pm. Food and a selection of Titanic Brewery beers will be available.

Anyone wishing to attend should email Sam Warrilow – sam@titanicbrewery.co.uk

For further information about Titanic Brewery and its award winning beers visit the company’s website at www.titanicbrewery.co.uk Titanic Brewery was founded in Burslem in 1985 and has grown to produce more than 2.3 million pints of fine ale every year. It is owned by Stafford born brothers Keith and Dave Bott. Keith is a past Chairman of SIBA, the society of independent brewers. The brewery name is in recognition of Stoke-on-Trent as the birthplace of Captain Edward Smith, Master of the ill-fated Titanic ocean liner.