Christmas Opening Hours

    Our Operating Hours over the Christmas Period are as follows   Friday 21st – 9am to 1pm Monday 24th – Closed Tuesday 25th – Closed Wednesday 26th – Closed Thursday 27th – 10am to 1pm Friday 28th – 10am to 1pm 31st Monday – 10am to 1pm Tuesday 1st – Closed   We […]

The Samuel Oldknow Micropub – Insurance Claim Case Study by M Maynell

On 11th January we eventually got the keys to the premises of what was to be our New Business and work was started to covert what was then a Florist, into our Micropub. It was hard work for all of us involved, cold and tiring, but very exciting at the same time. On 3rd February, […]

Application approved for Newport’s first Micropub

A FORMER computer shop in Clytha Park Road, Newport, is to be converted into a Micropub. The empty shop will become the city’s first-ever ‘micro-pub’, a one-room pub with a focus on locally-produced drinks and no televisions or electronic entertainment, after a planning application was granted. The application was discussed at a meeting of Newport […]

Micropub to open in Westgate Towers

A Micropub is set to open in Canterbury and it will be situated in possibly one of the most unique buildings in the city. Stephen Allen, co-owner of The Pound bar in Westgate Towers, sent a planning application to Canterbury City Council last month, asking for permission to convert the South Drum Tower of the […]

Micropub approved next to Nursery

Officials behind proposals for a micropub are raising a glass after their plans were approved. North Tyneside Council’s planning committee narrowly approved an application to open a micropub inside Monkseaton Metro Station despite strong objection. More than 1,500 people signed a petition against the proposals, while there were 32 letters of objection. The application also […]

The Saxon Bear Micropub opens its doors

A NEW micropub has been opened in Christchurch to much applause from its punters. The Saxon Bear Ale House – which officially opened its doors on Sunday – has taken over the former Belvoir Residential Lettings office off the Fountain roundabout. The sister establishment to the Wight Bear Ale House in Southbourne, which opened last […]

Stroud’s first Micropub

IF a small, intimate Micropub serving only the best cask ales sounds like the perfect drinking environment for you, then Derek Miles could be about to make your dream come true. The 57-year-old business owner from Brimscombe has launched a planning application to build a Micropub right in the heart of Stroud. Derek spoke to […]

Woman sues Pub for £4.2m

An HR consultant who fractured her wrist tripping over a rope outside one of London’s best-known Gastropubs is suing its owners for £4.2m. Carmen Mazo, 43, suffered the injury after she stumbled over the boundary of the beer garden at Notting Hill’s The Westbourne Pub, which is run by artist Sebastian Boyle. She says she would […]

Rise of the Micro Pub in East Lancashire

This week I wish to highlight the growth of the locality’s Micro Pub – an alternative type of drinking destination, usually a small free house, devoid of musical entertainment, Sky TV, fizzy lager and gaming machines. It’s a social hub where conversation is paramount. These type of establishments appear to be opening in most of […]

Micro Pub plan for Thorngumbald

Villagers in Thorngumbald have been campaigning to save the Royal Mail pub after proposals to turn it into a Co-Operative store were revealed. But planning permission was granted last month, prompting campaigners to look for an alternative place to sup pints. Now, Paul Smith, licensee of the Royal Mail pub, has submitted plans to turn […]

Rail Ale Pub – Durham’s second Micro Pub

PLANS have emerged to open a Micro Pub at Durham railway station. Middlesbrough-based James Nicoll has applied for planning permission to open The Dunelm Tap in a storage area on the northbound platform. Drinks would be served from noon to 10pm, seven days a week; and the existing waiting room would be rearranged to provide […]

Blacksmith to become Area’s newest Micro Pub

The plans for the building, in Rowan Yard on Billingham Road, have been met with overwhelming support from real ale drinkers. The existing building originally dates back to the mid-18th century where it formed part of a blacksmiths yard and a coach/stabling house. Over the years the building has seen many of its original features […]

Overdraft Micropub opens in former bank

IT is probably the most secure beer in Hampshire. A new Micropub has opened on the site of a former Southampton bank – and where better to store the beer than the safe. The venue which is just 65 square metres is located in Shirley Road and called Overdraft Craft Ale Beer. The 110-year-old building […]

Micro pub scene is cause for celebration

The growing Micro pub scene in Chorley and the surrounding area in general has been supported. The application for what used to be Parky’s Sandwich Bar has been sent in to the council by a Michael Barker. If it gets the go ahead it will join nearly Shepherd’s Hall Ale House, Chapel Street; Bob Inn, […]

New Micropub to open in Nottingham

Scribblers Brewery are planning to open a Micropub on Derby Road in Nottingham city centre. It will be just up from the Strathdon Hotel on the right hand side and here at UKMicropubs HQ…     To read more, please see the original source here

New Micropub planned for Cheltenham Crescent, Harrogate

A new real and craft ale micropub has been planned for Harrogate’s town centre. If approved by Harrogate Borough Council, the new ale bar will be built on the vacant Cheltenham Crescent site, opposite Le Bistrot Pierre. The bar will stock a wide range of local and international ales with the developer hoping to ‘champion […]

Border Life: Micropubs

Scotland’s first Micropub has just opened in Kelso, in a converted knitting shop. No piped music, no fruit machines, no television, no meals… and you’ll be frowned upon if you use a mobile phone. Emma Baker finds out that it’s an increasingly popular concept across the UK. Please click here to see the video in its […]

New Micropub to open in Stoneygate

Two teachers have taken inspiration from the classroom and mixed it with booze to create a new educational ale house in Stoneygate. Steven Tabbernor, 40, from Clarendon Park, and Ian Martin, 41, from Rutland, are hoping to bring real ale-ducation to the masses with a new micropub set to open next month. The Real Ale […]

New Micropub planned for former Dentist Surgery

Another micropub is planned for the Derby area as the national boom in the industry continues. An application has been made to Derby City Council to convert a former dentist’s surgery in Burton Road, Littleover. Neil Mansell’s request for planning permission follows the opening of The Last Post, Uttoxeter Old Road, earlier this year, the […]

Micropubs – the real ale revival

Small beer: why micropubs are the toast of Britain’s real ale revival Good Beer Guide salutes the no-frills boozers squeezing into unlikely spaces that are growing in number and offering greater choice for drinkers They have popped up in former butchers’ shops, pet grooming parlours and even undertakers – and the growth in tiny no-frills […]

New Micropub for Bradford

Plans submitted to bring Bradford a new micropub 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 […]

The rise of the Micropub

Peter visits The Butcher’s Arms in Herne, Kent – the UK’s first Micro-Pub. Listen now… www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00pyqfl Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Locals welcome first micro pub

The town’s first micro pub, The Bald Buzzard Alehouse, is a hit with the locals after opening in July. The Hockliffe Street pub officially opened on Saturday, July 4, coinciding with Leighton Buzzard’s Independent’s Day, the day is a celebration of local businesses. A micro pub is a small freehouse which shuns all forms of […]

Scotland’s first micropub opens in the Borders

Scotland’s first micropub opens its doors in Kelso this evening (10 July). Rutherfords Micropub is small, as you might expect, but its owners say it’s going to be “so much more than a pub”. The tiny drinking venue is modelled on similar businesses in England, but will be a first for Scotland. The emphasis is […]

Micropubs across Sheffield toast rise of real ale

The rise of real ale, local brewing and the ‘micropub’ is helping Sheffield businesses soar, as trendy drinkers turn to their doorstep for a higher-quality pint. New businesses have started up across the city in the past year, while others are seeing a surge as the real ale market grows. The Campaign for Real Ale’s […]

Make mine a pint-sized local, please.

Number of ‘micropubs’ on the High Street set to soar as shops close down While shops and pubs are closing, the high street is seeing a boom in a new type of venue – the ‘micropub’ opening in former shop premises. The number of UK micropubs is predicted to jump from just 15 in January […]

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