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Cheers! Brewery toast the good


Stroud is an incredible place – from protecting the planet to setting up support groups in difficult times, its residents are always trying to find new ways to make the town a better place for everyone.

It’s no wonder the town was listed by The Sunday Times as the best place to live. Stroud Brewery agrees wholeheartedly and certainly owes its existence to the support of Stroud people. As a way of saying thank you, it is launching its ‘Cheers to Stroud’ campaign to celebrate the people, places and history that make the town such a special place. 

The first part of the campaign is being launched on Wednesday 5th April and will celebrate the people who make the town so special. ‘Cheers to Kindness’ will say a huge ‘Thank You’ to acts of kindness that have gone above and beyond, and people are being asked to nominate someone who’s helped them get through a difficult time or whose kindness has enriched their lives.

Someone who the nominee couldn’t thank properly at the time or who they think simply deserves a special treat. Stroud Brewery’s staff will select four people from the nominations who’ll be offered a free meal for two at the brewery’s taproom. 

Nominations should be sent in via Stroud Brewery’s Instagram and Facebook accounts (including hashtag #CheerstoStroud), or a short written description emailed to beer@stroubrewery.co.uk, posted to the brewery at Kingfisher Business Park, Thrupp, Stroud GL5 2BY, or handed into the taproom bar. Name and contact details of the nominee should be included but not the name of the kind person – the brewery will contact nominees for the details of the four kind people selected. Closing date for nominations is 30th April. 

“I shall be forever grateful to Stroud’s wonderful caring and far-sighted community, the brewery exists because of them,” said Greg Pilley, founder and MD of Stroud Brewery. 

“Not only did they provide the funding to get us started, they also came to our rescue when we were staring at closure during the difficult times of the pandemic. People’s donations and advanced orders threw us a life raft when we most needed it.” He continued.  

“Right from the start, I wanted the brewery to be a hub for the community to bring people together and break down barriers. I’m so pleased that people seem to have responded to us as I’d hoped. It’s only right that we try to say thank you in some way. Kindness is an underestimated quality, so we wanted to highlight it and say thank you as part of celebrating Stroud.” 

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