Sadlers Brewery to leave the Black Country

More than twenty people face redundancy after the owners of the Lye-based business announced plans to move to Cumbria.

Liverpool-based drinks manufacturer and distributor, Halewood International, who are based in Liverpool and also own the Whitley Neill brand of gin, bought a majority stake in Sadler’s in 2017.

The move to Staveley in the North West means that drinks such as Sadlers Peaky Blinder Pale Ale will now be produced more than 150 miles outside the Black Country.

Sadler’s was founded as a family business in Oldbury in 1861, with brewing moving to a larger premises, alongside the Windsor Castle public house before the opening of a new premises on Station Drive. Managing director, Chris Sadler, who led the company through a large period of these changes is believed to have left the brewery about two months ago.

The incarnation of the TV series, Peaky Blinders, marked a milestone for Sadlers, who launched the 'Peaky Blinder' beer which has gone from strength to strength.

The brewery confirmed a consultation had begun on the closure.


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