Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

London Speight’s Alehouse Proves Popular

 

MEDIA RELEASE

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.

ends

 

 

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Fuel Leak: Refinery Prepares To Repair Damaged Pipeline

Refining NZ has confirmed that it is to start repairs on a section of its multi-product fuel pipeline which was shut down following a jet fuel leak last Thursday. More>>uption.htm">More>>

ALSO:

StatsNZ: Economy Grows 0.8% In June Quarter

“Strong export and domestic demand underpinned growth this quarter,” national accounts senior manager Gary Dunnet said. “Demand for exports has resulted in strong production growth in manufacturing and service industries.” More>>

ALSO:

Stats NZ: Annual Net Migration Remains High

Annual net migration was 72,100 in the August 2017 year... Migrant arrivals reached 132,200, a new annual record, and migrant departures were 60,100 in the year ended August 2017. More>>

ALSO:

Expert Reaction: Cassini's Grand Saturn Finale

After a 20 year mission, NASA's spacecraft Cassini will meet its demise this week by plunging into Saturn's atmosphere and burning up. More>>

ALSO:

Jurisdiction: Court Rejects Cathay Unit's Retirement Age Of 55 For Pilots

The Supreme Court has backed two Auckland-based Cathay Pacific pilots who claimed local law meant they couldn't be forced to retire at 55. More>>

ALSO:

Supreme Court: AFFCO Loses Lockout Appeal

The essential question in the appeal was whether those who presented themselves for work at the beginning of the 2015/2016 season were at that time “employees” for the purposes of the lockout provision... This Court has unanimously dismissed the appeal. More>>