The North West's First Micropub. CAMRA Pub of the Year 2013. Find us in the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 CAMRA Good Beer Guides.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

What Is A Micropub?

A lot of people have been asking what a micropub is. While each micropub is individual the idea is to get back to what pubs used to be. Places where people can relax with a pint of decent ale without having ears and eyes aggravated by loud music and giant screens on every wall showing pop videos and football, often simultaneously.

Micropubs do not sell lager or spirits. Neither do they sell keg beer.
There will be no hot food served only a selection of cold snacks such as cheese, cold meats and pork pies. Porks scratchings, crisps and peanuts will also be available.
Micropubs typically open shorter hours than modern pubs. Usually over 5 days of the week roughly from 12-00pm to 1-30pm and 5-00pm to 9-00pm but certainly no later than 11-00pm. Current micro pubs typically close on Sunday (although a couple open 12-00 until 2-00), Monday and/or Tuesday.
We will not have jukeboxes or giant screens. No gaming machines of any sort.
It is our intention to sell ales sourced from micro breweries in Lancashire and Cumbria, with occasional guest ales from further afield.
In addition to traditional cask ales there will be a selection of quality wine. There will also be a selection of soft drinks, tea and coffee for non-drinkers/drivers.
The only entertainment, other than customers chatting to each other, would be a selection of newspapers/magazines, books and traditional pub games such as  cards, draughts, dominoes, backgammon and chess.
The aim is to offer a comfortable, traditional environment where people can socialise while enjoying high quality, affordable real ale, or wine and soft drinks.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Planning Application

We have now submitted a planning application to open a new micropub in North Lancashire. The work continues apace to design the cool room for the casks, plan a bar that will do the job in a very small space, source decent wines and ales, furniture and so on, and so on. Exciting times.

So as not to tempt fate we will not be announcing the exact location until all necessary licences and planning applications have been approved.

Watch this space!