CAMRA comment on Belhaven and the sale of Greene King
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Following the announcement of the sale of Greene King, which owns Belhaven Brewery – the oldest brewery in Scotland, celebrating its 300th anniversary this year – please find below a comment from the Campaign for Real Ale:
Sarah Crawford, CAMRA’s Director for Scotland said: “The news of the sale of Greene King to CK Asset Holdings is hugely significant for the industry and for real ale drinkers.
“CAMRA cautiously welcomes reports from Greene King that they aren’t planning significant changes as a result of the sale. We trust that this will be the case when it comes to Belhaven, which is such a key part of Scotland’s brewing heritage.
“CAMRA will closely monitor the situation going forward. Our members will expect to see Greene King’s management do the right thing by Belhaven, beer drinkers and tied pub tenants across Scotland and ensure that this deal doesn’t result in pub closures.”