West End’s Parched Brewery Seeks New Ownership Opportunity Through Voluntary Administration Process

Parched Brewery
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Popular West End craft brewery Parched Brewery is looking for new owners after entering voluntary administration due to the ‘extra challenges’ brought by the pandemic.


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When Parched Brewery opened at Montague Road in West End in December 2021, they encountered some trials and difficulties. 

They opened during a challenging time for the hospitality industry due to the pandemic. Additionally, within months of the brewery’s opening, the lower level of the venue was submerged underwater during floods.

Parched Brewery
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Despite these trials, the brewery made a name for its high-quality beers that celebrate the unique flavors and ingredients of the region. The brewery’s unique and flavorful beers have earned it a strong reputation in the local craft beer scene.

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Besides a selection of beers, they have a range of snacks including burgers, nachos, and bites such as tempura prawns, fries, and spring rolls. They also have vegan and vegetarian options available. 

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In March 2023, head brewer and owner Carl Hallion thought it’s time to find a new person to run the business.

Parched Brewery
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Bankruptcy and insolvency firm SV Partners will help manage its financial affairs, review contracts, and create a viable plan for moving forward. Mr Hallion is working with SV Partners’ Anne Meagher and David Stimpson as the business continues trading as normal.


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Potential buyers would have the opportunity to take over an established business with a loyal customer base, a strong brand reputation, and a talented team of brewers and staff. For anyone looking to enter the craft beer industry, this is a unique opportunity to acquire an established business with a loyal following and a reputation for brewing exceptional beer.

Published 6-April-2023