Diageo to open Guinness microbrewery and restaurant in Covent Garden

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Diageo to open Guinness microbrewery and restaurant in Covent Garden

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Drinks company Diageo is to invest more than £70m in a new microbrewery and culture hub in Covent Garden.

Guinness at Old Brewer’s Yard will be a 50,000sq ft space slated to open in autumn next year, subject to planning permission, as part of Diageo’s Learning for Life Bartending and Hospitality Programme​.

The new venue will span Mercer Walk, Langley Street, Neal Street and Shelton Street and will house a microbrewery, a restaurant, an events space with an open-fire kitchen and a 360 degrees glass rooftop space

Old Brewer’s Yard first brewed beer back in 1722 and Guinness is aiming to bring the site back to life with the project. Customers will be able to try new beers that will only be available at the new venue.

“We’re excited to create a new home for Guinness in the heart of London,” says Diageo Great Britain managing director Dayalan Nayager.

“Guinness at Old Brewer’s Yard’ will strengthen London’s hospitality community and be a must-visit destination for thousands of visitors to enjoy.”

The site is owned by the Mercers’ Company, which was advised by Knight Frank.

“We are delighted to welcome Guinness to our Covent Garden estate,” says the Mercers’ Company chief executive Rob Abernethy.

“We have worked closely with Diageo to develop proposals that will restore Old Brewer’s Yard’s historic origins in a contemporary context.”

 

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