Barnsley Bitter is back in town

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Wombwell’s award-winning Acorn brewery has signed a deal with a national pub chain to offer its ales in boozers across the region.

Acorn has gone into partnership with Punch Taverns – and now their acclaimed Barnsley Bitter will be seen on the pumps at their pubs across the area.

These include the busy George & Dragon in Barnsley town centre and the Ash Tree, close to the brewery itself.

The cask-conditioned beer has won many accolades since it was first brewed in 2004 – including a silver award, at the Camra Great British Beer Festival.

Acorn managing director Dave Hughes said: “This listing means we will supply many more pubs in the region whose doors were previously firmly closed to us – even the ones on our doorstep.

“Now many more cask ale fans in Yorkshire will have access to Barnsley Bitter – not least in the Barnsley area itself, which has long been a difficult trading area for us because of the pub company tie. This is another exciting boost for us at a time when business is already bouncing.”

In recent months, the brewer has celebrated spiralling sales of more than 30 per cent and expanded production capacity to 150 brewers’ barrels a week.