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Melton Borough Council welcomes new brewery and tap room to its Cattle Market

Published Wednesday, 19th December 2018 Round Corner Brewing

A new state of the art brewery has opened its doors to the public at Melton’s Cattle Market and it looks set to be another fantastic addition to Melton’s food and drink scene.

Round Corner Brewing has made Melton’s Cattle Market their home having decided it was the perfect spot to showcase their beers.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Joe Orson said “This new venture at the Cattle Market is another boost for the unique food and drink offer that Melton has. The Cattle Market is the heart of the town and the council is working with local businesses and other stakeholders to explore how to develop the site further and cement our reputations as the Rural Capital of Food.”

Funding of £5.5m from Melton Borough Council and the Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) helped secure the future of the Livestock Market earlier this year and the Council has worked with the market operator to support the new venture; agreeing to extend the lease for a further 5 years enabling significant private sector investment into the site. The diligence checks undertaken by the Council have secured ethical statements from the brewers covering the responsible production and sale of alcohol from the Cattle Market site.

Melton Mowbray Market is the largest town centre Livestock Market in the country and has been in existence for 1,000 years, predating the Domesday Book.  The main market has been held on a Tuesday since at least 1324 when it was granted a charter by King Edward II. The Livestock Market alone serves over 2,500 farming customers, with 350,000 visitors coming through the site annually.

Round Corner Brewing is the culmination of a 15-year vision shared by two life-long friends – internationally acclaimed brewer Colin Paige and City director Combie Cryan - to build the brewery of their dreams and make iconic British beers.

Head brewer Colin Page said: “Most people think of wine as an agricultural product and beer as being rather industrial but we want to show people that making beer has agriculture at its heart. We source our ingredients as locally as possible and we donate our spent grain to local farmers for their animals, it’s great to be part of this great agricultural community.”

“Melton Mowbray Market and the large covered area on the south side, is already an incredible incubator for small artisanal food businesses.  Round Corner Brewing's presence complements the existing farmers market and food festivals, and it hopes to turbo charge the ambitions of start up businesses in growing the existing number of annual visitors to the market - all of whom come in search of an amazing food and drink experience that Round Corner and such businesses are keen to provide.”

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For more information please contact:

Hazel Paterson - Communications officer

Melton Borough Council

hpaterson@melton.gov.uk

01664 504294