The COVID19 crisis hit the UK in early 2020 and in March of that year the UK Government instigated a number of social restrictions which would slow down the rate of infection in the community and protect the National Health Service from being swamped.  Amongst those restrictions was the closing down of, amongst many other businesses, pubs and hotels.

At this point, the Plockton Brewery’s primary cask ale customer, the Plockton Inn, had to close. With no market for its cask ales, the Plockton Brewery had to do the same.