Micropubs are currently popping up faster than ever across the UK and proving to be a great success, with low start up costs for landlords and a unique environment & high quality ale for punters, it’s easy to see why.
While we’re seeing a large increase in micropub openings, we are sad to announce that a micropub located in Hanley, Staffordshire, has closed it’s doors for the final time after just six months of opening.
Landlord, Paolo Valente, expected more punters to visit The Ale Corner, with it being located in the town centre. While managing to build a small loyal customer base, Mr. Valente found the business hard to run with the amount of punters that visited.
He said: “I was hoping that with the pub being in the town centre it would attract more customers.
“I also thought that with the cinema and new restaurants being round the corner I would get more trade from them.
“Other micropubs are being set up elsewhere and doing really well.
“It is just here it seems that it is not working.
“No one comes in and it is hard to keep a business going with only a few customers.”