Saturday (3/12/2016) saw the opening of Rushden’s first micropub & bottleshop – The Hopmaster General, located at the town’s old Post Office on College Street.

Owner, Gavin Wooding described opening the micropub as a dream come true, he said: “Craft beer and real ale has been a love of mine for a long time so this is perfect for me.

“I see myself as a front-of-house sort of person and introducing people to something new.”

He continued “We have brought what was essentially a derelict property back into use.

“It was built in 1939 and used to be the Post Office.”

The micropub & bottleshop is open from midday-11pm all week round & has created five part-time jobs for Rushden.

The new micropub offers a range of craft beers & real ales, with bottles & cans available, along with ciders, wine, spirits & soft drinks.

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