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Old 03-01-2017, 09:36 PM   #11
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Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm quite happy and fulfilled in 'retirement'
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What is a micro pub?
Just like it sounds, a very small pub. As I uderstand it, a lease is taken on an unusual premises such as a shop and the space is turned into a pub
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We have one that opened near me last year its doing quite well. I go in a few times a week. He has a stillage for 8 casks always has 4 on the go and all from local breweries. He also has bottles for taking out or you can buy them and drink in if there's nothing on tap you fancy. Plus wine and one cider. He rotates the beers so there its not the same. Once on the map it seems people will travel to try new micro pubs as there are often people who have come to give it a try. It might help that the local train station has a real ale pub which is quite well known and on a localish ale trail.

If there is a demand and you can find the right premises I think the start up costs could be reasonable if you go for a rustic look. I love it compared to a traditional pub and the lack of cheap kegged lager keeps out the binge drinking trouble makers.
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Just like it sounds, a very small pub. As I uderstand it, a lease is taken on an unusual premises such as a shop and the space is turned into a pub

A micropub according to the Micropub Association is defined as follows: "A micropub is a small freehouse which listens to its customers, mainly serves cask ales, promotes conversation, shuns all forms of electronic entertainment and dabbles in traditional pub snacks".
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A micropub ...mainly serves cask ales, promotes conversation, shuns all forms of electronic entertainment and dabbles in traditional pub snacks".
Real ale and pork scratchings! Sounds like heaven.
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A micropub according to the Micropub Association is defined as follows: "A micropub is a small freehouse which listens to its customers, mainly serves cask ales, promotes conversation, shuns all forms of electronic entertainment and dabbles in traditional pub snacks".
When I read about micro pubs a few years ago the actuall logistics of it mentioned using small premises such as shops (I imagine due to the costs involved). The rest of the stuff you mention from the Micropub association is more of an ethos. I dont think there's anything to stop someone opening a micro pub which has electronic entertaiment and cheap kegged lager. But then that would be just like opening a pub like the thousands of others that have electronic entertainment and cheap kegged lager and so defeating the point perhaps?
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[30 years ago] Used to drink in a country farm house, the old fellow converted his living room and served beer through a hatch from his kitchen. Nice big room with a fire and room for about a dozen or so people, it was always full.

We used to travel miles to get there because amongst others he used to keep Owd Roger, can't imagine what a brewery the size of Marstons must have thought delivering casks into someone's kitchen.
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There might be one near you!
http://micropubassociation.co.uk/finder/
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[30 years ago] Used to drink in a country farm house, the old fellow converted his living room and served beer through a hatch from his kitchen. Nice big room with a fire and room for about a dozen or so people, it was always full.

We used to travel miles to get there because amongst others he used to keep Owd Roger, can't imagine what a brewery the size of Marstons must have thought delivering casks into someone's kitchen.
Lovely idea. You'd never get away with doing that nowadays without the appropriate liscences etc. Unless of course you didnt charge for the beer (It's funny that isn't it. I can give away as much beer as I like, but the second I start charging for it, I need all kinds of legal bit's of paper even though I'm doing nothing essentially different)
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