After being closed for nearly a decade, the old miner’s welfare club has been transformed into a new micropub, located at 125B Eastwood Road, in Kimberley.

Offering enough space to seat 25 people, along with the same amount standing, the micropub offers Kimberley locals a new refreshing place to enjoy a quiet pint while bringing the community closer together once again.

The building was reopened by Nick Dewsbury & partner, Debbie Tomlinson, after spending £8000 refurbishing the building.

Debbie said: “My mother moved to Kimberley four years ago and a nearby pub was the only thing that wasn’t on her ticket list in her moving. I just thought it was a nice idea just to open a pub so that if mum was struggling to get to where everybody else was she could reach it.

“You have got quite a distance to walk to go to the Nelson on one end of Kimberley and the Hayloft on the other end.”

Kimberley was once home of the historic Hardy and Hansons Brewery company until it was also closed a decade ago.

Speaking of the micropub a local, Paul Hawley, who worked at the brewery said: “This place is a bit of a breath of fresh air. We can get people down to this end of Kimberley, getting people meeting each other again. When the Miner’s Welfare closed down here, we’ve had one or two others close and it’s not been great.”

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