London Speight’s Alehouse Proves Popular
8 November 2007
London Speight’s Alehouse sells more than 2,000 litres in first week
London’s first Speight’s Alehouse has completed its first week of operation atop Temple tube station on the Thames having served more than 2,000 litres of Speight’s.
“We knew there was demand for Speight’s on tap in the UK, that’s why we undertook the Great Beer Delivery, but this first week has completely blown us away,” says Sean O’Donnell, Speight’s Marketing Manager.
The Speight’s Alehouse which recently travelled 24,779 kilometres to London by ship, accompanied by five ordinary kiwi guys, was installed on the roof of Temple tube station on Sunday 28 October and opened for business on Thursday 1 November. Temple station is in central London, close to Fleet Street, the Old Bailey and Royal Courts of Justice, and Covent Garden.
“Feedback from consumers has been really positive,” says O’Donnell. “Like we suspected, kiwis in London love having a place to call their own. The Alehouse gives them somewhere to escape with mates from the hustle of London life and enjoy the great things they miss about home for a while.” With Christmas coming up the Speight’s Alehouse is also receiving lots of enquiries about private functions.
The London Speight’s Alehouse is selling Speight’s Gold Medal Ale, Distinction Ale, Old Dark and Pilsener on tap, plus a selection of New Zealand wines. It is also trialling a New Zealand themed bar menu including gourmet pies by ex-pat owned company Brother Tom’s.