UK-based Tatton Brewery will cease trading later this week, pointing to cost pressure.

The English family-owned brewery, which is based in Knutsford, Cheshire, revealed it will close down on Thursday (29 February) via social media.

The brewer wrote it had “come to the end of the road” due to “unprecedented increases in the cost of living, fuel prices, raw materials, and many other factors”. It added owner Gregg Sawyer would take a step back from the company “due to family responsibilities”.

Tatton Brewery said it will send its final deliveries this week before closing on Thursday.

“We’ve had a good run, with great times, great staff, great customers – and of course great beer. We’re truly saddened to be sending out this statement, making us part of the current decline in the industry – but we’ve got to call it a day.

“Thanks to everyone who has supported us on our journey; we hope you’ve had some good times doing so. Get out there and get your last pints of Tatton Beer, raise a glass, and remember us fondly.”

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Tatton’s beers are available in cask, keg and bottle in pubs, bars, restaurants and other venues across north-west England.

Recent figures compiled by the SIBA’s UK Brewery Tracker showed that 13 brewers shut their doors between 1 January 2023 and the same date in 2024. The total number of operating brewers stood at 1,815, SIBA said.

Combining new brewery openings and closures, SIBA’s tracker recorded a -2 net closure rate across the UK in the fourth-quarter period ended 31 December and -13 year-on-year.

In June 2023, a report from the audit, tax and advisory firm Mazars showed 45 UK craft breweries went insolvent in the twelve months up to 31 March, a major jump from the 15 insolvencies recorded the year before.