Monthly Archives: March 2016

Stroud’s first Micropub

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 the SNJ about the growing phenomenon and his vision for the small free house.

“This new breed of pub is very much back to basics,” he said.

“We want to create something really different – a traditional, personal and authentic pub experience for people to come with their friends and enjoy a quiet drink”.

The industrious pair want to start their new business at 21 George Street – which was formerly occupied by the Absolutely Fabulous beauty salon. They are hoping to transform the empty building into a cosy and intimate space, with a small bar offering a “quiet drinking experience”.

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Woman sues Pub for £4.2m

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 have expected to be earning £700 a day by now if it were not for the 2009 accident. She claims it destroyed her lucrative career and left her with unsightly scars and post-traumatic arthritis. It had also had a devastating impact on her mental health and social life, she claims.

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