Brewery officially reopens to public

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Skinner’s Brewery officially welcomes the public back to its riverside HQ in Newham this month.

The ‘Skinner’s September Weekender’ marks the relaunch of the in-house brewery bar as The Tap Yard Bar & Café, which is open Monday to Saturday every week.

Following an initial soft launch, the Tap Yard is set to host its first major event on Saturday week (Sep 18), a sold-out ‘thank you’ party for Skinner’s Crowdfunder campaign supporters, who helped the Cornish brewery get back on track after the initial impact of Covid-19.

The following day will see the inaugural Skinner’s Sea Shanty Sunday fill the Tap Yard with the tones of some of the south west’s finest shanty groups, including The Oggymen, Bryer Boys and Exmouth Shanty Men.

Brewery co-owner Steve Skinner said: “We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the brewery and show them what we’ve been working on these past few months. Our Crowdfunder campaign promised people a great new venue to get-together, and I think we’ve achieved that and more.”

The outdoor space features wood cladding and green planting, combined with a semi-industrial feel to reflect the location within a working brewery.

Bike racks are designed to appeal to cyclists using the nearby cycle paths, and Newham is well connected by footpaths to the rest of Truro, making it an attractive location for a pint and a bite to eat whilst out and about in the city.

The inside area – also given a new look as part of the project – is designed for group tasting events and relaxed socialising; all areas can be made available to businesses, sports clubs and other organisations for private hire.

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