A long-standing partnership between two of Cornwall’s most recognisable exports has been extended for another year.

St Austell Brewery and the Fisherman’s Friends have been working together for more than 10 years; a period that’s seen the eight-piece singing group skyrocket to Cornwall’s number one ‘buoy band’, and St Austell establish itself as one of the South West’s most famous breweries and pub companies.

The renewal comes as the band’s story is set for a much-anticipated return to the big screen.

Following the success of the 2019 hit debut movie, the sequel will be released later this year.

In the meantime, fans are being told to keep their eyes out for the official trailer which will be released soon.

The partnership will also see the band perform a series of exclusive gigs at St Austell Brewery’s pubs, and at the Royal Cornwall Show on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

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St Austell Brewery has supported Fisherman’s Friends since their humble beginnings as a much-loved local outfit in the small seaside village of Port Isaac, North Cornwall.

The brewery helped finance some of the band’s early albums and ensured the members were kept in regular supply of Tribute.

The group signed a record deal with Universal Music in 2010 and delivered their first top 10 album in the UK that same year.

Laura McKay, Head of Marketing for St Austell Brewery’s Beers & Brands, said: "We’re incredibly proud and excited to renew this partnership.

"The shanty singing of the Fisherman’s Friends truly celebrates the special spirit of Cornwall and our community, since day one the partnership has felt like a natural fit."

"All at St Austell Brewery are looking forward to continuing this journey with them, supporting their upcoming live events and the release of their sequel – Fisherman’s Friends: One and All."

Fisherman’s Friends singer Jon Cleave said: "The Fisherman's Friends are proud to continue sailing to success on a sea of Tribute."