We are delighted to announce the acquisition of Moles ales brands and the Cascade Pub Estate.

The Moles Ale brands have been bought from Tolchards Drinks, who today, have acquired the Cascade drinks business, upon the pending retirement of founders Roger and Laura Catte.

Our Chairman Mike Watts says ‘This enhances the presence of independent brewing in the South West.’

‘We believe the quality and brewing craft of Moles and Wickwar align perfectly.’

The acquisition of the Cascade Pub Estate will increase the scale of our pub operation by 60%, taking our combined retail estate to 16 pubs, all within the heartland of our brewery.

We have also entered into a commercial partnership with Tolchard Drinks, with Tolchards supplying Wines and Spirits across our expanding Wickwar pub estate. We will also supply Moles and Wickwar Ales into the extended Tolchards business.

Mike Watts said, ‘this is a perfect example of independent businesses working in harmony to both preserve and enhance regional presence. I believe this is good for our respective operations and the continuance of locally sourced and admired brands.’