Old Brewer's Yard first brewed beer back in 1722. 300 years later, Guinness is bringing the site back to life.
The investment to create ‘Guinness at Old Brewer’s Yard’, builds on the success of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and the opening of Johnnie Walker Princes Street in Edinburgh in 2021. It demonstrates our confidence in London and the UK as a go-to destination for tourists and our commitment to the hospitality sector, which employs almost 2 million people in the UK1. Guinness sales in Great Britain have grown by over 30% in the last six months2 and 1 in every 10 pints sold in London is now a Guinness3.
The new 50,000 sq ft venue will create up to 150 jobs for the Capital and provide a community space within the Covent Garden area. The site will also become the Southern UK hub of our award-winning Learning for Life Bartending and Hospitality Programme, with an ambition for over 100 London based students to graduate from the ‘Guinness at Old Brewer’s Yard’ programme annually. A proportion of the employment opportunities are to be ring-fenced for Learning for Life graduates.