Stancill Brewery: Homebrew competition


Have you got what it takes when it comes to brewing brewing beer? 


Stancill Brewery Home brew competition

Do you know the difference between what makes an ale ‘Top of the Hops’ or how to create the perfect porter?

Our client, Stancill Brewery has developed a brand new competition aimed at finding the region’s best brewer!

The Great British Brew Off is a unique competition open to home brewers in Yorkshire and the East Midlands. The winner will be given the opportunity to work alongside Stancill’s head brewer Dean Pleasant to transform your home brew recipe into a reality, complete with pump clip and the honour of pulling the first pint at a special event.

Due to technical difficulties with the brewery’s website, please find below a copy of the entry form. Please complete and return as instructed on the form.

Word Format Entry Form

PDF Entry Form

** Please note that we cannot answer any questions about the competition, please direct these to the brewery’s Facebook page

Good luck!

Real results for Rotherham’s newest pub

Cannon PR has long-established links with the brewery and real ale community; a factor that made us the first choice for a syndicate of beer-lovers when they were looking for assistance to launch their new business venture.

Launch of the New York Tavern

Business Partners Paul Vernon and Mick Warburton raise a glass to toast the launch of the New York Tavern

Last summer brothers Mick and Kevin Warburton, both co-directors of Parkgate-based Chantry Brewery, along with friend and Real Ale enthusiast Paul Vernon, took the opportunity of fulfilling a lifelong dream of setting up and running their own pub after purchasing the former Prince of Wales Feathers, in Rotherham town centre.

They had the beer, refurbished the premises and even decided on a name change, but the new pub needed one important thing – customers!

As a Rotherham-based business, Cannon PR were more than aware of Westgate’s rich pub history.

It was only as we carried out further research for the launch and investigated further the pub’s new name – The New York Tavern, that we realised the close connections between the Feather’s and the town’s original New York Tavern, a pub which had been demolished in the early 1970s.

Pictures of the original New York Tavern were located, and as an added twist to the media campaign, we organised an appeal for former publicans at both ‘The Feathers’ and the Original New York Tavern to get in touch.

Our work helped to successfully raise awareness of the new venture, generating significant local and regional media coverage, as well as helping the pub to establish a presence on a number of social media channels.

The New York Tavern has been an unmitigated success, with Cannon PR successfully generating significant results for the pub’s launch and even helped to reunite the new owners of the pub with the daughters of one of the pubs former landlords, who were given the honour of pulling the first pints on opening night! Customer numbers have been strong since its launch and already it has been shortlisted for the ‘Pub of the Season’ by Rotherham CAMRA; a unique campaign for a business with a unique history.

Some of the coverage attained during the campaign:

Yorkshire Post

The Star