GIbberish brewpub reduces opening hours

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Gibberish brewpub on Caryl Street in Liverpool announced, via twitter, that it will be closing as a regular bar and devoting itself only to monthly beer events. Expect 12 new beers each month for a Thursday-Sunday mini fest, starting 27-30 September. The boutique brewpub was opened in December 2017 by Gaz Matthews, co-founder of Mad Hatter Brewing Company. [more]

Work commences on Beatnikz Republic bar

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After a successful crowdfunding campaign, Beatnikz Republic brewery announced that work has commenced on their bar based on Tariff Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. [more]
On the same street, Leeds-based Northern Monk brewery are also opening a bar in a premise that used to house the popular Kosmonaut bar. [more]

Plans approved for first Thornbridge Brewery and Pivovar venue

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Thornbridge Brewery and craft beer wholesaler Pivovar have had plans to transform a former branch of Lloyds Bank in Birmingham into their first joint venue approved. The ‘Birmingham Tap’ will open in Autumn 2018 and will be the first of ten venues with others planned in Manchester, York, Leeds, London and Brighton. [more]

Craft beer shop and bar opens in Kendal

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Adrian and Jackie Norris moved to South Lakeland in 2009 from Manchester and set up Kirkland News which offers customers craft beer in bottle and cans. Their new establishment, named ‘Indie Craft Beer’ offers customers four keg lines as well as the bottles and cans. [more]

Wetherspoons bans dogs from its pubs

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Pub chain JD Wetherspoon is to enforce a ban on dogs from just under 1,000 venues across the UK and the Republic of Ireland from 10 September. Among the reasons given for the ban were concerns for the safety of children and hygiene. [more]

Bar plans for busy Wigan streets

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Several businesses are seeking approval to serve alcohol to punters in busy town centre zones across the borough. On the council’s current list of pending licensing applications, there are five applications for “new premises licences” three of which fall into areas covered by the “cumulative impact policy”. [more]

Plans for new real ale bar in Wigan

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A gin and wine business is looking to bring the real ale revolution to Winstanley. Lindsay Porter, who runs Portland Wines, wants to turn the former Winstanley Cafe in the area’s arcade into a microbar. She has teamed up with Andy Evans from the Cricketers Arms in St Helens in this exciting new venture. The bar will be named ‘Real Ale Revolution 1’. [more]

Marston’s seeking to build a new pub in Wigan

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Marston’s are seeking to build a new public house and restaurant on open land south of B&Q on Frith Street on the outskirts of Wigan. Plans also include the development of a 39-bedroomed hotel with associated car parking and ancillary development. The Planning Application was received on the week ending 13th April 2018 and the Planning Application Reference Number is A/18/85336/MAJ.