Wimbledon Brewery In Row Over Payments From National Pub Chain

Rugby legend Brian Moore had claimed money was due for ale he helped brew

Wimbledon Brewery has distanced themselves from claims by former England rugby legend Brian Moore that a national pub chain owes them money in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.


The local brewery had brewed a ‘Wimbledon Pitbull’ ale in collaboration with Brian Moore, which was intended to mark the 2020 Six Nations tournament.


But the 58-year-old TV pundit, who played as a hooker, had Tweeted this Thursday (March 26) that the pub chain had failed to pay the brewery £20,000 for beer it had received.


However he has since deleted the Tweet and said: “I have deleted the Tweets….not because I don’t stand by them but I did not have the brewery's authorisation to tweet. My fault and I apologise to them.”


Wimbledon Brewery, which is based in the College Field Business Centre in Colliers Wood, has also Tweeted: “There’s been a lot of very negative Twitter activity which has been connected with the brewery. We’d like to make it clear that we did not endorse this. It’s not what we are about and it’s certainly not helpful at a time when we should all be pulling together. Be nice, be safe x”.

March 27, 2020