A planning application for a new micropub called ‘Handle Bar’ has been submitted to Amber Valley Borough Council, requesting to convert a former stables & garage block in King Street, Alfreton.
The Council is set to make a decision by January 18th.
The application says: The Handle Bar will not be a cheap beer establishment. Any music, live or recorded, will be at volume levels where normal conversation can be maintained.
“Any noisy of bad-mannered customers will be asked to conform or leave.
“As a small barm all staff will be trained to enforce happy and orderly closing, highlighting the need to leave quietly and without a fuss.”
The micropub is set to have an “artisan approach” to beer. Applicant Susan Millin said: “All activities are based on an artisan approach to beer. Handmade by traditional techniques only, brewed in stainless steel vessels with little additional equipment.
“Casking and bottling of beer will be carried out by hand, using natural processes such as slow re-fermentation. Service and community will be key to the bar operation, again using traditional hand serving techniques and manually powered dispensers.
“Any music, live or recorded, will be at volume levels where normal conversation will be maintained. The layout and seating will be welcoming and comfortable to encourage a full cross-section of the community to feel at ease.”
If plans go ahead, the brewery will operate 2-3 days a week.