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  • Pulling together to support your local during this crisis Sunday 22 March 2020

    Pubs, breweries and taprooms are fighting for their very survival against the Coronavirus. Many are finding different and innovative ways to help their business weather the crisis. Initiatives might include takeaways and deliveries of hot food and beer, diversifying into selling groceries, selling ‘gift cards’ for future use or crowdfunding. So there are plenty of ways that you can help support your favourite local business.

    Here are the local activities that we are aware of Note: the list is not exhaustive and availability may change according to individual circumstances and government directives

    • Boars Head, Tyla Garw 01443 225400: Butcher counter and off-licence open 9am-9pm. Phone to place orders/local deliveries.
    • Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd 01443 402934: Food takeaways available 12noon-8pm (no alcohol sales unless part of a food order). Phone orders and payment by card in advance (menu is on their Facebook page). Also, veg boxes ordered with MATTFRESH (01446 722924) can be collected from the pub.
    • Capel Hotel, Bargoed 566462: Open 5-7pm Mon-Sat for the collection or purchase of bottles and mini kegs. To order please call the brewery on 01495 790456, 07891 896655 or 07867 802148. You can also message the brewery or phone the pub.
    • Duffryn, Mountain Ash 01443 475272: Open 5-7pm Mon-Sat for the collection or purchase of bottles and mini kegs. To order please call the brewery on 01495 790456, 07891 896655 or 07867 802148. You can also message the brewery or phone the pub.
    • Glamorgan Brewing, Llantrisant 01443 406080: Brewery shop open from 10am daily and delivery service available (phone or see facebook page for details).
    • Gwaelod y Garth Inn 029 20810408: Shop open from 9am and takeaway menu available daily 5.30pm-8.30pm.
    • Patriot, Pontypridd 01443 407915: Open 5-7pm Mon-Sat for the collection or purchase of bottles and mini kegs. To order please call the brewery on 01495 790456, 07891 896655 or 07867 802148. You can also message the brewery or phone the pub.
    • Railway, Nelson 01443 453332: Open for the collection or purchase of bottles and mini kegs. To order please call the brewery on 01495 790456, 07891 896655 or 07867 802148 or message the brewery. Also you can phone the pub any time after 12 noon daily to order food (inc. Sunday lunches) to take away.
    • Rheola, Porth 01443 682633: Open 5-7pm Mon-Sat for the collection or purchase of bottles and mini kegs. To order please call the brewery on 01495 790456, 07891 896655 or 07867 802148. You can also message the brewery or phone the pub.
    • Royal Oak, Nelson 01443 300069: Open 5-7pm Mon-Sat for the collection or purchase of bottles and mini kegs. To order please call the brewery on 01495 790456, 07891 896655 or 07867 802148. You can also message the brewery or phone the pub.
    • White Cross, Groeswen 029 20851332: Open 4pm-7pm for Groceries (from 24th March) and takeaways. Check their facebook page for updates on what's available.

    Know of any more? Tell us and we will add them to the list.

    What else is going on?

    Let’s all Pay it Forward for the future of British pubs and breweries.

    CAMRA will be working with Crowdfunder to promote opportunities for the brewing and pubs industry to tap into local funding during the period of crisis to tide them over. The idea is simple, breweries and pubs that will be suffering from closure and drastically reduced trade about their future can set-up a Pay it Forward campaign offering customers the option to pay for pints, meals and tickets now, which can be redeemed in the future.

    START CROWDFUNDING
    #PullingTogether

    Visit CAMRA's pulling together webpages for more information on all the initiatives.



  • Help brewery devasted by flooding get back on track Wednesday 19 February 2020

    Bragdy Twt Lol, also known as The Trefforest Brewery has been badly hit by the unprecedented flooding in South Wales on the morning of Sunday the 16th of February 2020.

    They were hoping for big new developments in this their 5th year of operation, but plans have been scuppered by the devastation delivered by the river Taff to their business, as well as other businesses and homes in the area.

    As a result Twt Lol has been forced to suspend brewing for the foreseeable future while they set to work cleaning, repairing and replacing all the equipment and stock.

    Initial inspection has revealed at least £10,000 worth of damage. Although brewery owner, Philip Thomas, is hopeful that insurance will cover some of the cost he is also faced with the challenge of continuing to pay the bills during the clean up and the resultant weeks of impact on their ability to brew.

    To try and offset some of these costs the brewery is asking for support, in the form of crowdfunding, to get the brewery up and running as quickly as possible and to help them get back on track with their plans for this year. Visit Twt Lol's crowdfunding page to find out more.