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…

From beer hampers to beer soap, you won’t go wrong with these beer related gifts this year. For whatever reason, growing up we never had advent calendars. It wasn’t until I was well into my 30s with kids before I started experiencing the advent calendar madness. It was December 2015 and after returning from work…

Plans have been approved for a new micropub, The Wonkey Donkey to open in Peterborough on Fletton High Street. The pub will take over a gift shop called Twiggys at 102c Fletton High Street.  Brothers Dave and Andrew Williams initially submitted the planning application in August. The planning office approved the application on the 15th…

Pepperpot Micropub and Rooms facing opposition A new micropub set to open in Ulverston, Cumbria is facing heavy opposition from some local residents. The planning application submitted by Mark and Cheryl Bates has attracted a lot of attention with residents submitting letters of objection. We believe the local council’s licensing committee will make a ruling…

What exactly makes a micropub? We’ve seen various definitions and have been in a few discussions recently over just what exactly can be called a micropub. The official definition from the micropub association states “A micropub is a small freehouse which listens to its customers, mainly serves cask ales, promotes conversation, shuns all forms of…

Go and name a micropub! A new micropub currently in the process of being set up in Liverpool is running a competition for the public to come up with a name for their pub. Run by a local group of like minded beer lovers, Love Beer Hate Fascism, they have been struggling to come up…

Tin Bin Ltd has submitted a planning application to the Rother District Council to convert a wholefood shop and delicatessen into a micropub called The Brickmaker’s Alehouse. Details of the planning application can be found here. The guys behind the application, Robin Hill and Martin Payne, both have a background in the industry having worked…

A new micropub, set in a disused shop on Queens road, is set to open shortly. Having been granted planning application in August, David Brumley and his partner Antonia Clarke are hoping to have the refurbishment done towards the end of October and opening soon after. The pub will have room for approximately 50 people…

Earlier this year, The Saxon Bear in Christchurch, Dorset was taken on by a new owner, Lee Price. The Saxon Bear was the sister pub to the very popular Wight Bear in neighbouring Southbourne. Following the take-over, Lee decided to rename it to The Saxon Bar and our impression seem to be that it’s been…

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