Brewery adds to stable with acquisition of city centre venue

Davenports Brewery is pushing ahead with its expansion plans with the acquisition of another venue, this time in the heart of Birmingham.

The historic company, established in 1829, has added the Jekyll & Hyde pub on Steel house Lane to its portfolio.

Commenting on the acquisition, finance director Ian Robinson said: “Despite the testing climate, Davenports has gone from strength-to-strength, adding to its portfolio with considered venues in what we believe to be great locations.

“The Jekyll & Hyde was hugely popular, and whilst we have our own plans for a new theme and offering, we’re delighted to be able to build upon the reputation it had.”

Other acquisition locations over the last 24 months include Stourport, Stratford-upon-Avon, Hednesford, and yet to be announced Worcester, Tamworth and Stourbridge.

The company has also extensively refurbished existing venues over the last 18 months.