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Another craft brewery enters administration

British craft brewery Red Cat Brewing, based in Winchester, has confirmed it has gone into administration.

The Hampshire brewery, which was set up by former publicans Iain McIntosh and Andy Mansell, referred to the closure as part of the “journey” and lamented the situation but also admitted that the brewery has brought them many friendships along the way.

McIntosh formerly ran The Flowerpots Brewery in Cheriton and the Queen Inn in St Cross which has a small brewery on-site. 

Mansell, whose father Clive Mansell headed up the former Itchen Valley Brewery, also previously ran The Fulflood Arms.

Red Cat Brewing co-founder Andy Mansell said: “I would really like to thank everyone that has been with us along the way and I mean everyone…customers, staff, friends, family and the awesome open day crew, you have all been amazing during the journey.”

Mansell explained: “Like many others, unfortunately, we didn’t make it. I’m sorry for the radio silence but there has been lots to do in the best interest of the company.”

He admitted: “We have had some amazing times along the way, we have had some great laughs and made memories that will stay forever, not to mention making some great friends and added: “I really hope that everyone out there remembers Red Cat fondly.”

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