Knutsford-based Tatton Brewery has become the latest to announce plans to close after “unprecedented” price increases have hit the business.

Tatton, which has been brewing beer for 14 years, will cease trading on February 29.

“With unprecedented increases in the cost of living, fuel prices, raw materials, and many other factors, coupled with Gregg [Sawyer, owner] wishing to take a step back from the business due to family responsibilities, it is no longer viable for us to carry on,” the company said in a statement.

“Our last deliveries will go out 26th- 29th February as usual, and trade customers can place their orders via our sales@tattonbrewery.co.uk – we’ve got stock in the cold room that we’d love to send out! For retail customers, there is some stock on the web shop, that can be collected directly from the brewery until we close.

“We’ve had a good run, with great times, great staff, great customers – and of course great beer. We’re truly saddened to be sending out this statement, making us part of the current decline in the industry – but we’ve got to call it a day.”

Earlier this month, figures released by the Society of Independent Brewers found the North of England to be worst hit by brewery closures.