Brewery partners up with Stein’s

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Mark Stephens (St Austell Brewery's head of regional sales) and Jack Stein

St Austell Brewery has signed a three-year deal with the Rick Stein Restaurant Group to supply its beer in its venues.

The two Cornish-born businesses have had close working relationships for many years, with the Stein family having run The Cornish Arms in St Merryn for 15 years, which is a St Austell Brewery-owned pub.

korev, St Austell Brewery’s flagship lager, is now on draught at eight of the 11 Stein’s sites across the UK, including in Padstow, London and Winchester.

Bottled Tribute will also be available as well as Harbour Brewing beers, Arctic Sky and Daymer Bay – both to be supplied on draught in six of the Stein’s sites. St Austell Brewery took a minority share in Harbour in 2022, to help grow the company’s south west beer distribution.

Lee Tinn-Stephens, St Austell Brewery’s sales development and export manager, said: “It’s fantastic to have solidified this Cornish-born partnership that extends beyond the South West.

“It’s a hugely rewarding partnership that the whole team and I have been looking forward to. That’s because of what the Steins represent in Cornwall and beyond, in terms of quality food and establishments.

“It’s great to be associated with Stein’s and have our beers, as well as Harbour beers, in their sites.”

Jack Stein, chef director for The Rick Stein Group, added: “It’s great to be working and forming closer ties with another longstanding Cornish business. I’m looking forward to an ice-cold pint of korev or two in our restaurants this summer.”