The Shoulder of Mutton pub in Weldon has officially opened its very own brewery in the cellar of the popular pub with a visit from an MP and the mayor of Corby.
Although micro-breweries are becoming more common, the Shoulder of Mutton’s is different in that it is on the same site as the pub.
Landlord Bogdan and landlady Rada and brewer Graham Moorhouse first teamed up in August last year and they have already created several beers, all named after historical Weldon landmarks.
They include Weldon Windmill, which was dismantled in the early 20th century after being struck by lightning in 1915, and Rosie’s Sweat Box, named for a B17G bomber which was based at Deenethorpe Airfield during the Second World War.
Andy Sawford MP and Corby mayor Anthony Dady were invited to the pub on Friday, along with representatives from CAMRA to help the official opening.
Mr Sawford said: “Pubs play a huge role in our local community and economy.
“It great to see the Shoulder of Mutton doing so well and opening up this new brewery. It’s a great pub in a great community and I wish them all the best with these excellent beers.”
Mr Moorhouse said: “We brew all beer the pub needs using the finest available English and Belgian Malts.
“Many of the varieties that we use weren’t even cultivated when the steelworks was in its prime.”