BANK Top brewery founder John Feeney has reassured local pubs that he has not left the brewery yet.

Mr Feeney has agreed a deal to be completed in November, 2008, in which Dave Sweeney will take over the popular brewery.

But until then, he and Mr Sweeney will jointly run the brewery with the same beers brewed to the same recipe.

Mr Feeney said: "In November, 2008, Dave will take over the running of the brewery and I will set off on the trip of a lifetime.

"Until then, Dave and I will run it together and it will be business as usual."