Welsh Beer and Pub Association

The Welsh Beer and Pub Association was formed in 2021 in response to the situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic. The brewing and pub sector has been disproportionately impacted by the crisis and it is vital that the industry has its own voice for Wales.

As the sector emerges from the crisis, the WBPA will be a strong voice for brewers and pubs across Wales, working with industry partners, the Welsh Government and the Senedd to achieve positive change for our members.

The Welsh Government has now confirmed that as of 6am on 7th August 2021 Wales will be in “Level Zero” with most COVID restrictions falling away. The following links will be of use to businesses and individuals operating in Wales:

Page last updated: 6th August 2021

There are over 3,000 pubs in Wales and approximately 120 breweries, with the overall Welsh beer and pub sector supporting 42,000 jobs and contributing nearly £1bn in Gross Value Added to the economy.

You can find more regional brewing and pub statistics here.

The WBPA has been working with the BBPA in campaigning hard to have the business rates holiday extended beyond March. We have also been working closely with the Welsh Government to ensure that the grant support schemes, and delivery mechanisms are accessible to pubs and the supply chain.

Details of the support schemes available can be found here.

The WBPA will join the BBPA and Long Live the Local campaigns to ensure that the UK Government does not increase beer duty. We have been campaigning for the Government to cut duty by 5% at the Budget.

Information regarding the Long Live the Local campaign can be found here.

The WBPA works hand in hand with the BBPA who can provide technical support to pubs and brewers.

Details of the expert guidance on offer can be found here.

If you would like to contact the Welsh Beer and Pub Association please click here.

Both English and Welsh language versions of the WBPA logo are available to download using the button on the right of this page.

The Welsh Beer and Pub Association is represented by the following board members:

  • Mark Davies (CEO Hawthorn and WBPA Chairman)
  • Emma McClarkin (BBPA and WBPA Chief Executive)
  • Martyn Cozens (Molson Coors)
  • Liam Powell (Marston’s)
  • Jon Bridge (SA Brain)