Going in the right direction What does it take to run a successful micropub? And for that matter what qualifies as a micropub these days? This was something we were mulling over during a recent visit to one of our locals. In case you’re wondering it was a pint of Vibrant Forest’s Cambrian Root –…

The importance of business viability and financial planning Is now the right time to start a micropub? Or even buy an micropub that’s up for sale? A lot has been said over the years of the decline of the British pub, but last year was the first year since 2010 that more pubs opened than…

The Review – The Crafty Tap in Christchurch Being relatively local to us, we’ve been threatening to pop into The Crafty Tap in Christchurch for some time now. As usual life gets in the way and we can’t believe it’s been a good few months since they opened before we finally managed to pop in…

It’s the most wonderful time for a beer… It’s coming to that time of the year again where we start composing our own personal christmas lists. Last year’s post was one of our most popular to date, so it’s only fair to share our list of the best gifts for the beer lover in your…

Having first reported on the planning application September last year, we are delighted to report that The Brickmakers Alehouse opened their doors to their first visitors over the weekend. Set in a building that was used by a nearby brick and tile company since the 1930s, the Brickmakers is dog friendly and will be open…

Last month saw the opening of a new micropub in Nailsea called the Nailsea Micropub (proof once again that you don’t need a fancy name if you serve proper beer!). Having initially submitted the planning application in June, North Somerset Council gave the go-ahead just two months later in August. Although the usual concerns of…

Following our recent site updates we now list a veritable cask load of micropubs, 477 at our last count. There’s still more to add but we’re slowly becoming the best resource to find a micropub near you. When we hear about a micropub we always try to verify (ideally in person) that the micro does…

Just go and have that drink in January… Firstly from all of us here at uk micropubs, we’d like to raise a glass and wish everybody a happy new year. We’ve got lots of exciting plans for uk micropubs for 2019, a lot of which involves visiting as many micropubs as we can realistically get…

Continuing our series about the back-end operations of running a micropub, we spoke to Vanessa Goodhew from Terry Osborne Insurance about what to look out for when insuring a micropub. Read on for how our verified owners can get an exclusive discount on their next policy.  Keep It Small, Keep It Simple The definition of…

Opening a micropub is not for the faint of heart. It’s a big leap into the unknown. Choosing the right area and finding the perfect location is a small start. Then you need to start dealing with planning and licensing applications not to mention the work that will go into a fit out. Not forgetting…

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