Hartlepool brewery buys up Newcastle pubs including The Head of Steam and The Cluny

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CAMERONS Brewery has added to its ever expanding estate after taking over a chain of prestigious pubs.

The Hartlepool brewery has acquired the The Head of Steam pub group to take its number of drinking spots to more than 75 sites.

The seven new outlets include the Head of Steam sites in Newcastle, Durham and Huddersfield along with iconic Newcastle pubs The Cluny, The Cluny 2, Tilley’s and Central in Gateshead.

Camerons director and general manager, Christopher Soley, said “We are delighted with these new additions. As a board one of our key strategic investment areas is the development of a quality, sustainable estate in both our managed and tenanted pub divisions. These new sites fit the criteria which we targeted, offering traditional cask ales, craft beers and world lagers”.

“There are no imminent plans to change the great offer radically at these sites and will be looking to adopt many of their principles into our current estate”.

“This is the first step in developing our estate in size, quality and geography and we are looking for further sites that fit a similar model to The Head of Steam group both within our current estate and new opportunities”.

The purchase of the sites has been supported by brewing partners Carlsberg UK.