Saturday (3/12/2016) saw the opening of Rushden’s first micropub & bottleshop – The Hopmaster General, located at the town’s old Post Office on College Street. Owner, Gavin Wooding described opening the micropub as a dream come true, he said: “Craft beer and real ale has been a love of mine for a long time so…

Last week saw the opening of the first Blackburn town centre micropub, with the launch of The Drummer’s Arms in King William Street. Opened by James Quayle, along with his wife Katy, the pair currently run Q-ale, which hires pop-up bars for festivals & events and also helps setup micropubs. While running a bar in…

Yesterday (1/12/2016) saw the opening of a new town centre micropub in Rawtenstall. ‘The Hop’ located on Bank Street, hopes to bring the love for local beers & ale back to the town. The new micropub is run by Landlady, Michelle Morris, along with her husband Andy & will be run by three full-time members…

Last week, Polly Hadman opened the doors of the new Saxon Tavern micropub for the first time, in the small Northamptonshire village, Earls Barton. Converting the one room pub took Polly, along with her family, 27 days to fully refurbish, offering a cosy atmosphere and a community feel. She said: “I have always lived in…

The award-winning micro pub, The Railway Arms, located at platform one at Downham train station has closed it’s doors to punters for the final time this week, due to a proposed rent increase in which the owners felt would adversely affect the viability of the business. The micro pub won multiple awards, winning a regional…

Husband & wife, Paul and Andrea Johnson, recently opened a new micropub in Rothbury, named after a nearby narrow pathway that is known by locals as ‘The Narrow Nick’. Along with the new pub, the pair also run ‘The Office’ in Morpeth, ‘Acton Ales’ in Ashington & ‘The Foxes Den’ in Felton. Speaking of the…