It’s catch 22 for Frank’s new Imperial ales!

The Imperial Club Brewery is proving a hit with real ale drinkers.
The Imperial Club Brewery is proving a hit with real ale drinkers.

A NEW micro-brewery in Mexborough has received scored of orders from pubs across the region – just weeks after starting their brewing operation.

The Imperial Brewery, based at the recently opened Imperial Club, is already selling weekly to 22 pubs across South Yorkshire...

and has even had interest from one boozer as far afield as Huddersfield.

The brewery started several weeks ago, as part of a joint venture between former George and Dragon landlord Frank Hoyland and two business partners from the Sheffield-based White Rose Brewery.

Mr Hoyland said this week that he was over the moon with the roaring trade so far.

He told the Times: “To have had this much interest already is very promising.

“We are producing bitter, stout and blonde brews and they have all gone down really well.”

The Imperial Club – which had been closed for several months – started trading again recently, following a refurbishment.

To celebrate, an official launch night will be held at the venue on Saturday (February 26).

A 60s and 70s live band will be providing the entertainment from around 8.30pm onwards, and there will also be a free buffet.

Mr Hoyland added: “We have done a lot of work on the interior and it looks really different.

“We have got some people from CAMRA coming in mini-buses on the night so it should be good.

“We will be having live music on every Saturday and Wednesday. There will also be brass bands playing on Sundays soon.

“There is only our club and the Concertina Club in the whole country which produce their own ales on site, and both of us are in Mexborough.

“This is quite unique and hopefully it will help to get more trade back into the town.”