Plans have been submitted to transform the current florist building ‘Rose’, located on Leeds Road, Thackley, into a new micropub the size of a small garage that will cater to 15 customers at a time. The application is currently awaiting approval from Bradford Council, with the application proposing that the micropub will be open 12-10pm daily.

The application was submitted by Christine Townend, while her husband, Colin Townend, is the owner of the building and a semi-retired builder. He recently became a member of the Micropub Association.

Colin said:”It would be the smallest pub in Bradford.

“All the pubs around here are shut. There is nowhere close to go for a drink. You have to travel now.

“There will be room for about 15 customers.

“I have joined the Micropub Association. We need to get the ales right and provide good service.

“I have never done anything like this before. It is a new venture for me.

“It will be good for local people. I’m fed up with tellies in pubs. You can’t talk to people in pubs now.

“It would give the area a boost too. Hopefully it can take off.”

A design and access statement submitted with the planning application states: “The proposal is a single room focusing on providing good cask or hand-pumped beer and real cider sourced from local breweries.

“There will be no TV, gaming machines, music, pool tables.

“The proposal will add positivity to the local community and give financial support to the local brewing industry.”

The proposal has seen great support from the community as they welcome the idea of a micropub in the area, some of the residents took to the Council’s website to support the idea by leaving positive comments. While the idea seems to be a success with the locals, Colin and Christine Townend still await approval from the Council to begin their brand new micropub venture.

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