New tap room & bottle shop introduced at Camerons

Camerons has opened a new tap room and bottle shop at the brewery’s former visitor centre on Stockton Street in Hartlepool, County Durham.

Renamed The Anchor, after the original title of the pub, the site has undergone an extensive refurbishment to give it a whole new look and feel.

The bar features a wide selection of Camerons products as well as rotating cask and keg lines. The bottle shop stocks the Camerons range, Tooth and Claw, fellow North-East beers and other favourites sourced from around the world.

Customers will also have the option to take beers away with them directly from the tap thanks to an on-site canning machine.

Marie McKay, Manager of The Anchor, said, “The pub looks fantastic following the refurbishment and myself and the team are really excited about this new direction.

“The visitor centre was a popular tourist attraction but we identified an opportunity to rebrand ourselves as a traditional tap room with the addition of a bottle shop.

“This is a great platform for us to reengage with the people of the town and show them that Camerons are moving forward and reflecting current trends. We’re pleased to be able to offer so much variety whilst still honouring our heritage.

“It is already proving to be very popular with locals and we have been inundated with new customers since we reopened.'

McKay concluded, “In essence The Anchor is a pub and we would like to encourage people to come in and enjoy great local beers from Camerons and other local brewers.”

The Anchor tap and bottle shop is open Wednesdays 12pm-4pm, Thursdays and Fridays 11am-9pm and Saturdays 12pm-5pm.

An official opening day will take place on Thursday 18 April and the brewery would like to invite the local community to join them for a beer.