Craft brewery opening: big success
With regard to the Grand Opening of the Shoulder Of Mutton Brewery in Weldon, which drew a wonderful attendance.
I was present at the opening and it was indeed a big moment in the pub’s history and a good day for Weldon village generally to boost this popular community venue for residents and visitors to enjoy.
The Grand Opening of The Craft Brewery in Chapel Road took place on Friday January 30 at midday, attracting a high attendance.
Present were Andy Sawford MP for Corby and East Northants and Mayor of Corby Anthony Dady.
Also in attendance were officials from three branches of the Campaign For Real Ale – Peterborough, Northamptonshire and Rutland. Pub regulars and many visitors were amoung the crowds going along to join in the celebrations.
Brewery tours proved very popular conducted by Graham Moorhouse, head brewer, whose insight into the brewing process was most informative and enjoyable.
If you missed the tours, please contact the pub to arrange one, bookings are essential.
Four Weldon beers were available to try: Dragline, Cupola, Weldon Windmill and Rosie’s Sweat Box – all named to local history and events in and around Weldon village. All of these were served in top condition, receiving many favourable comments.
It was a proud occasion for the hosts Bogdan and Rada who have been at The Shoulder Of Mutton for two-and-a-half years, devoting thier time and hard work to make the pub a great community venue.
The couple are fortunate to have the support of pub regulars and their staff, who have helped make the pub a huge success and they are thanked with much appreciation.
Coming up at The Shoulder of Mutton is Valentine’s weekend 13th to 15th February.
It is hoped a Beer Festival will be held during the summer with a lot of interest shown already.
Call: 01536 601016, or pop in.
David Fursdon, Southfield Road, Gretton.
Pictured above – WE LOVE BEER! The team at the newly-opened craft brewery said: “Thank you for your amazing support for the opening of our microbrewery.” Left to right, Bogdan Vujnovic, Rada, Graham Moorhouse, MP Andy Sawford and Mayor Anthony Dady.