New micro-brewery set to open in Bridgend

13/10/2016 00:00:00


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A new micro-brewery offering a range of modern ales made with natural ingredients is to open on Bridgend Industrial Estate under the name ‘Bang on Brewery’.

Businessman Neil Randle, from North Cornelly, had a vision to work with someone from a fine dining background to create a different sort of brewery. After researching the venture, Neil employed classically trained Chef Craig Jackson, from Cowbridge, and they now have 20 of their own recipes ready to be sampled when the brewery opens next month.

Bang on Brewery will open as a micro-brewery, bar and shop - offering a unique opportunity for visitors and tourists to see first-hand how the whole beer-making process works.

Neil, who will have invested around £150,000 into the business by the time of the opening, said: “The reason for opening the brewery stems from a passion for real ales and craft beers. We wanted to bring this into the community in Bridgend and we’re keen to engage with customers and gain feedback when shaping our products moving forward.”

The company has been successful in securing some of its finance from the Special Regeneration Fund (SRF), which is a grant delivered to local SMEs by Bridgend County Borough Council. The funding offers up to 40% of grant support for approved project costs up to a maximum of £5,000. Projects considered under the scheme could include investment in capital equipment, specialist software, website design, marketing costs and refurbishment of business premises.

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