Iconic Brewery opens visitor centre in Blaenavon

The thousands of tourists who visit Big Pit each year will now be able to stop off for a freshly brewed pint in Rhymney Brewery in their new Blaenavon based visitor centre.

The brewery and visitors centre opened earlier this year on a site directly opposite the world famous Big Pit.

Torfaen council’s economic development helped the brewery secure financial support from the EU-backed Local Investment Fund (LIF) for the development of the visitor centre.

The centre, on Gilchrist Thomas estate, tells the history of Rhymney Brewery and its links to the industrial revolution in Wales.

The interactive experience even gives visitors the opportunity to pull the perfect pint of ale.

Rhymney Brewery managing director Steve Evans said: “Torfaen council were able to help us with a very straightforward application process

“We are very proud of Rhymney Brewery’s history and we look forward to showing visitors around the new building."

Cllr John Cunningham, Torfaen’s executive member for Neighbourhood Service said: “I’ve been to visit Steve at the new Rhymney Brewery visitor centre and was very impressed by what I saw.

“They have achieved a lot and I hope their success will inspire other businesses to contact our Economic Development team for help in applying for LIF support.”

 

Wedi ei bostio ar Dydd Gwener 27th Mehefin 2014