Brains Reject Re-opening Plans
S A Brain & Co Ltd is Wales’ leading brewer and licenced hospitality retailer operating over 170 pubs throughout Wales. Founded in 1882 the company has remained in family ownership ever since.
The shock announcement today confirmed that the hospitality leader is rejecting the Welsh Government's road to re-opening stating "During lockdown we have been working incredibly hard to be ready to reopen our pubs indoors and outdoors safely for the benefit of our team members and customers. We are waiting to be given a date and guidelines for the full reopening of pubs from the Welsh Government, which we hope will be as soon as possible. We want our customers to be able to use all of the facilities in our pubs come rain or shine and to receive a warm welcome back in safe surroundings. We will not be able to do that by opening outdoors only from 13th July and so we will not open any of our managed pub gardens on that date. We really look forward to welcoming back our customers when we are given the green light to open fully. Thank you for your patience and loyalty!"
Founded in 1882 the company has remained in family ownership ever since. Brains recently moved into the brand new Dragon Brewery in Cardiff Bay. This multi-million pound investment is a clear sign of the company’s commitment to both continue brewing and to remain rooted in the heart of Cardiff.