The Merrythought factory now operates in a smaller factory in Ironbridge and the unused space has become a hotbed of business space. We’re taking a look at two of the great businesses operating from the historic site.
The Ironbridge Brewery
The brewery and shop was first opened by former IT consultant Dave Goldingay back in 2008 and prides itself on being ‘brewers of fine real ales set in the heart of the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge in beautiful Shropshire.’
The brewery has become well-known for some of its ales, including its Ironbridge Pale Ale, which won the Shropshire Brewers Challenge Trophy in 2009-2010.
Earlier this year, the brewery announced the launch of a new ‘Craft Beer,’ Ironbridge Craft Gold, a 4.3 per cent continental style beer stored in a keg.
Visit the website: http://ironbridgebrewery.co.uk/blog/
Ironbridge Arts Antique and Craft Centre
This gem of a business is perfect for a rainy day or even a dry one. Browse the Aladdins cave , enjoy tea and homemade cakes at the tea room at this delightful place.
You will find a range of antiques, antique furniture, collectable ceramics and glassware.
In the Arts section there are paintings from local artists, and in the crafts section they have some fantastic locally made crafts with products including home made pottery, glassware, vintage clothing, home made jewellery and carved wood items.
Visit the website: http://www.ironbridge-aac.co.uk/