Wentworth Brewery was established in September 1999 and based in the old power station on the Wentworth estate in the village of the same name in Rotherham. In its heydey it was well respected and winning awards for beers such as WPA, Rampant Gryphon and Oatmeal Stout. More recently they won an award at Sheffield’s Steel City Beer & Cider Festival for a one off festival special – Sloe Stout. Unfortunately Wentworth ceased trading at the beginning of June 2016 and put the brewery on the market, having been unable to fulfill payments due to the tax man.
It is unclear officially how Wentworth Brewery got to that position, however some off the record comments from other brewers in our area suggest there is a lot of competition for cheap beer in the Rotherham area and the price being charged to pubs may not have been profitable.
Wentworth was a brewery that was very supportive of CAMRA in our area, hosting brewery tours, tasting training sessions, assisting with beer festivals and more, we are sorry to see the brewery go and wish the employees affected all the best for the future.