Thornbridge to open Helsinki bar

Claire Dodd

Claire Dodd

18 August 2015

Derbyshire-based brewer Thornbridge is searching for a new bar in Helsinki, Finland.

The news comes after the brewer announced the opening of its first international bar last month, in Den Bosch in the Netherlands.

For its latest international site, the brewer has teamed with Finnish importer Brew Seeker Oy and its mother company Captol Invest Oy to fund the project, which Thornbridge says will be based on a classic British pub in terms of décor and offering.

Teemu Lehto, CEO of Captol Invest-group, said: 'We believe the Finnish beer audience will be thrilled about having a totally new concept in Helsinki which will surely also support the role of Finland and Helsinki as being among the front runners in the development of great craft beer offering.'

Thornbridge MD Jim Harrison, said: 'We have been delighted at the great reception our beers have had in Finland, and we have really enjoyed working alongside our partners there to provide a wide range of our beers in top quality condition. The prospect of a bar in Helsinki and working with Mikki [Nyman, who will run the site] and the team to make this a great Thornbridge experience is something that we are really looking forward to.'

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