A cluster of old buildings in Covent Garden are to become a new home for Guinness, with a microbrewery and education centre.

The £73 million ‘Guinness at Old Brewer’s Yard’ venue will create up to 150 jobs, with a microbrewery that will produce limited-edition beers and offer tours of the brewery.

There’s also likely to be a roof-top restaurant, subject to planning permission, along with the usual expectations of a shop and regular events being hosted at the site.

(c) Diageo / Guinness

They expect to open the site, which sits just around the corner from Covent Garden tube station, in autumn 2023.

The Old Brewer’s Yard is owned by the Mercers’ Company, one of the City of London’s livery companies, and it owns a large chunk of Covent Garden.

According to the firm, one in ten pints sold in London is now a Guinness.


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  1. Rob B says:

    Old Brewer’s Yard being a fitting location!

  2. Chris Rogers says:

    Map’s very confusing since it omits Langley St next to the ‘Guiness Brewhouse’ and doesn’t bother labelling Neal St either.

  3. MikeF says:

    Terrible map!!!

  4. Lizebeth says:

    Yes — where the heck is this? I live in Covent Garden, and I can’t place it!

  5. Adam says:

    Bum, where’s Cafe Pacifico going to go then?

  6. Darren says:

    Where can I apply for a job here ?!

    • ianVisits says:

      Contact Guinness for advice about how to apply for jobs working at Guinness.

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