A historic Cumbrian brewery site is for sale – with offers in excess of £750,000 invited for Cockermouth’s Castle Brewery.
Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company recently announced the closure of the brewery, which was developed by Jennings Brewery, the occupiers since 1874.
It was acquired by Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company in 2005 and continued to be used as a commercial brewery operation.
Towler Shaw Roberts has been instructed to market the property by CMBC Supply Limited.
Toby Shaw of TSR, who is handling the sale, commented: “The brewery is a landmark property, an iconic building steeped in history, that occupies an excellent location near Cockermouth town centre.”
He added the property is suitable for continuation as a commercial brewing operation or as a regeneration opportunity, respecting the historic significance of the site, offering scope for a variety of commercial or residential uses, subject to planning.
Mr Shaw said: “The site and premises was developed by Jennings Brewery, who occupied the site from 1874, having identified the location to take advantage of the abundant supply of pure Lakeland water drawn from the brewery’s own well.
“It continued to be used as a commercial brewery after being purchased by Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company in 2005.
The principal brewery operation
“Although the brewery has recently closed it could readily be re-instated as a fully operational entity.”
The property, situated within the Cockermouth Conservation Area, features an extensive complex of inter-connecting buildings, extending in total to approximately 63,125 sq ft on a total site area of 1.73 acres (0.7 hectares).
The principal brewery operation, comprising a range of period buildings, is on the south side of Brewery Lane, with more modern buildings providing storage and warehouse accommodation set around the principal courtyard entrance.
The former Maltings is on the north side of Brewery Lane. A visitor centre and bar/catering facility has been developed in one of the older buildings, with an attractive outside seating area overlooking the River Cocker.
The Maltings comprise an impressive five-storey Grade II Listed building with a single storey addition and an external yard area to the western part of the site.
The main building has been adapted and converted to provide storage facilities on the ground floor with two of the upper floors being for office use.
Onsite car parking and loading/delivery areas are provided with direct access from Brewery Lane.
Contact Toby Shaw at TSR on (01743) 260880 for more details.
Pictured: The Castle Brewery site in Cockermouth features an extensive complex of inter-connecting buildings, extending in total to approximately 63,125 sq ft on a total site area of 1.73 acres (0.7 hectares).