Troubled brewery urges stockists to keep placing orders

Richmond Brewing Company's unit at The Station. Photo: Google.

A troubled brewery has urged customers to keep placing orders.

Richmond Brewing Company is facing eviction from its base at The Station in Richmond.

Notices have this week been placed on the door to the unit it rents from Richmondshire Building Preservation Trust.

The papers state that the brewery’s lease for the premises has been forfeited and the landlord has taken possession of the unit.

Richmondshire Today has contacted the company for comment but has not yet had a response.

However, in a post on social media the company said it was out today making deliveries and has urged customers to keep placing orders.

It stated: “We really really appreciate our trade stockists!!

“Please do put your orders in with us and get us through this rough time!!

“If you’ve thought about stocking RBC beers please do message us. Don’t use us we will dissappear (sic) and this will be absolutely heart breaking!!”

Fran Mulvaney, business manager at the brewery, later confirmed the company was still trading and had plenty of stock to fulfill orders.

The brewery also runs the Castle Tavern pub in Richmond and the Travellers Rest in Skeeby and the manager confirmed both pubs were trading as normal.

“The only good thing we’ve just brewed so have plenty of beer at the yard.

“It’s a bad situation and we just need to get through it.”

The community organisation which has recently reopened the Skeeby pub has issued a statement confirming the day to day running of the pub is unaffected by the issues faced by the brewery.

It said: “We have been made aware of the issues at Richmond Brewing Company premises and just want to reassure friends and investors of Travellers
Rest that this does not affect the day to day running of our pub.

“The tenancy of the pub is a totally separate entity to any other business and is financially independent.”

The difficulties faced by the brewery come after several businesses in the town and surrounding area announced they were closing due to an increase in costs and other reasons.

York House gift shop, Cross View Tea Rooms, The Fleece and Ravensworth Nurseries have all said they have shut, or will be shutting, in recent days.