Opening a micropub in a COVID pandemic Picture this, you’ve finally taken the plunge to open your very own micropub. After months of hard grafting you’ve got your planning and licensing applications approved. You’ve got a potential property lined up and have been hard at work sourcing the best ale suppliers in the area. Only…

Our take on the coronavirus impact on UK micropubs There’s a couple of things we’ve been meaning to talk about. One, the age old keg vs cask debate and just what exactly defines a micropub. Two, coronavirus. Unsurprisingly we opted for the easier option this week so COVID-19 here we come. Firstly, for each and…

Saying I do with an ale or two. Here’s a wedding venue with a difference – just the thing for beer lovers and micropub fans. How about getting married in a micropub? Calan’s at Hebden Bridge is the only micropub in the country we’re aware of that is officially licenced to conduct civil marriage and…

Interview with Rutherfords Micropub Most micropubs are quirky. And we love them for it. Sure there are some bland little rooms out there. More often than not though you will find that the decent ones are quirky, the really good ones have character, and the great ones serve their gin from an antique microscope on…

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…

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