BUSHY’S beer tent will be in place for this year’s TT festival, it’s been announced.
The future of the iconic landmark of the TT festival came into question after Douglas councillors decided to put the lease of the Bottleneck car park site for the TT fortnight, which the tent has previously occupied, out to tender.
Bushy’s tweeted on Wednesday (January 30): ‘Well the good news is the tent is back.’
Bushy’s managing director Martin Brunnschweiler is relieved the brewery has been awarded the 2013-15 lease of the site for TT.
‘Relieved is my initial reaction,’ he said. ‘We are very pleased, [we] have to get our heads down now; got a lot of work to do with only three-and-a-half-months to sort it all.’
TT fortnight this year is May 25 to June 9.
Mr Brunnschweiler hopes the fact Bushy’s secured the contract proves to Douglas Council that it’s getting ‘good value for money’ from the company.
This was the first time the contract was put out for tender after 15 years of Bushys’ occupation.
The lease of the Bottleneck car park has been renewed in three year slots based on negotiations.