Swindon & Wiltshire Business News

Brewer keeps 'the local' alive with its own virtual pub

Wadworth Brewery


Independent family brewer and pub operator Wadworth has launched its very own virtual pub to keep the pub experience alive – online.

The coronavirus outbreak meant people were advised to stay away from pubs before the government ordered the closure of pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs.

The Henry – named after the Devizes brewery's founder Henry Wadworth – can be found on Facebook at http://facebook.com/groups/thehenry/

It will feature regular live music from local musicians streaming online, Wadworth beer tasting, a weekly quiz, and Q&As with the shire horse team plus weekly store cupboard cooking sessions, bingo, open mic, pub tricks and work-out Wednesday.

It will also be a pet-friendly pub with a Wadworth pets feature.

Wadworth CEO Chris Welham said: “Pubs are at the heart of everything we do and there has never been a greater need to make sure that as a community we come together and are there for each other.

"With the recent call for pubs to close we wanted to keep pub-goers company, keep the conversations flowing and bring a smile to everyone.

“We don’t want customers to forget what coming together feels like in a pub. All the fun things happening at The Henry will help bring a pub community together in a virtual way.”