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The MICROPUB DIRECTORY...NOW WE ARE 68

Visit the Micropub Directory to browse the growing list of micropubs springing up across the UK. As they increase in number, the directory will grow to become the definitive micropub guide.

Each pub offers their own unique twist but they all stay true to the winning micropub formula - small,conversion of an existing premises, primarily real ale, NO lager whatsoever, lively banter and chat with no music.

Pubs are listed in chronological order of their opening. Here, you'll be able to read about what they have to offer, take a look at the reviews, contact the owners and also link directly through to their websites.

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Butchers Arms

The Butcher's Arms, Herne, Kent (Nov 2005)

Location: Herne Street, Herne, CT6 7HL
Telephone: 07908 370685

Email: thebutchersarms08@btconnect.com
Website: www.micropub.co.uk

Reviews: Beer in the Evening
  Pubs and Beer
Trip Advisor

The Butcher's Arms is the original micropub and the birthplace of the micropub revolution. Owned and managed by Martyn Hillier, it has become the template upon which all subsequent micropubs have been based. Winner of numerous CAMRA and newspaper awards, The Butcher's Arms is a great place for banter and the only pub where you can drink beer off a butcher's block! Martyn's vision, endeavour and enterprise has inspired many others to do the right thing.

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Rat Race Ale House, Hartlepool (Non 2009)

Based in a room at Hartlepool Railway Station that has been, at various points in its existence, a waiting room, a taxi company office and a newsagent, this pub is owned and managed by Peter Morgan. The pub measures just 20ft by 14ft and so small there is not enough room for a bar so Peter pours the drinks directly from the cellar. This is a fantastic example of the micropub concept with over 540 different ales served since its opening.

Location: Hartlepool Railway Station,
Station Approach, Hartlepool, TS24 7ED

Email: enquiries@ratracealehouse.co.uk
Website: www.ratracealehouse.co.uk

Reviews: Beer in the Evening
  Pubs and Beer

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Just Beer Micropub, Newark (Aug 2010)

Run by 'The 4 Tapsters' - Dunc, Merf, Phil and Stu, this micropub has recently been awarded "Newark Pub of the Year 2012" by CAMRA . There are usually 4 to 7 ales on offer, served by hand pump into oversized, lined glasses and brought to your table on request. At least one beer is local, sourced from a brewery located within 20 miles of the pub. There are also ales sourced from breweries far and wide, with rarities on offer.

Location: Swan & Salmon Yard
32A Castlegate, Newark, NG24 1BG
Telephone: 07983 993747

Email: pub@justbeermicropub.biz
Website: www.justbeermicropub.biz

Reviews: Beer in the Evening
  Pubs and Beer

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Marlpool Brewery Alehouse (Sept 2010)

The ale house is probably the smallest pub in Derbyshire. Originally a butchers shop, it is a cosy and friendly place to enjoy a drink and a chat with friends and total strangers. The bar is an old Methodist chapel pulpit!
Cider and a small selection of wine is also available. Very often the pub has musicians who turn up for an inpromptu accoustic session.

Location: 5 Breach Road, Marlpool,Heanor,
Derbyshire, DE75 7NJ
Telephone: 07963511855

enquiries@marlpoolbrewing.co.uk
Website:www.marlpoolbrewing.co.uk

Reviews: Trip Advisor

Conqueror

The Conqueror Alehouse, Ramsgate, Kent (Nov 2010)

The pub is named after a two-funneled paddle steamer which operated excursions from Ramsgate to France around the beginning of the twentieth century and old photos of the ship and its crew adorn the walls. As you'd expect, beer and cider is served straight from the barrel. Colin Aris, the owner likes to keep things 'local' and most of the beers are sourced from Kent.

Location: 4C Grange Road, Ramsgate, Kent
CT11 9LR
Telephone: 07890 203282

Email: landlord@conqueror-alehouse.co.uk
Website: www.conqueror-alehouse.co.uk

Reviews: Beer in the Evening
  Pubs and Beer

RailwayArms

The Railway Arms, Downham Market, Norfolk (2010)

This Micropub is a multi award winning 'micropub' & cafe located on Platform One at Downham Market Railway Station in Norfolk and represents a great reason to miss your train. The Railway Arms is a cosy station bar serving real ales, traditional cider, tea and coffee. The pub has a notable record collection and a second-hand bookshop. The Railway Arms is run by Ian Pinches, his wife, Lesley Ann Pinches and their son Callum.

Location: Downham Market Railway Station,
Downham Market, Norfolk, PE389EW
Telephone: 01366386636

Website: http://railway-arms.co.uk/

Reviews: Trip Advisor
  Pubs and Beer
Beer in the Evening

Bake and Ale

Bake and Ale House, Westgate-on Sea (April 2011)

Since birth, the pub has sold over 120 different real ales, and there are usually four or five ales on the go. Real ales are offered from a range of breweries and, to date, the pub has supplied beers from over 35 breweries. There's also a selection of wine sourced from Kent as well as Ashmore cheeses, Kent crisps and traditional hand raised pork pies.

Location: 21 St. Mildred's Road,
Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8RE
Telephone: 07581 468797

Email: micropub@bakeandalehouse.com
Website: http://bakeandalehouse.com

Reviews: Trip Advisor
  Pubs and Beer

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The Just Reproach, Deal, Kent (Dec 2011)

The pub takes its name from a poem written by Defoe called 'The Storm' (1703) in which Defoe makes some unflattering remarks about the town. Owned by father and daughter Mark & Bronwen Robson, the pub has gone from strength to strength since it opened Dec 2011. Beers are sourced from Kent breweries, or further afield by distribution companies to ensure an ever changing but exciting menu of beers in the pub.

Location: 14 King Street,  Deal, Kent,
CT14 6HX
Telephone: 07432413226

Email: mark@thejustreproach.co.uk
Website: www.thejustreproach.co.uk

Reviews: Trip Advisor
  Pubs and Beer

Snug

The Snug Micropub, Carnforth (Aug 2012)

Run by a husband and wife who have had previous life stomping grounds in Colombia, North and South London - what a mix. This is a small pub located in the old frontage of the railway station - a building shared with several other Council and business users. Carnforth railway station was allowed to get into disrepair for years after its original fame in David Lean's Brief Encounter film. Now converted to a heritage centre and some limited upgrade of the station platform facilities.

Location: Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, Lancashire

Website: The Snug Micropub
Reviews: Beer in the Evening
  Pubs and Beer
Trip Advisor

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Four Candles Alehouse, Broadstairs (Aug 2012)

The Four Candles is dedicated to serving the finest real ales, cider and English wines to the people of St Peter's and Broadstairs.
It's a place to meet, chat and drink the best beer in town at sensible prices and without noisy distractions. There is a constantly changing choice of ales you have (probably) never tried before.
There is no bar – the beer is served straight from the cask in the stillage room and brought to your table.

Location: 1 Sowell Street, St Peter's, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 2AT

e-Mail: mike@thefourcandles.co.uk

Website: http://thefourcandles.co.uk/

Reviews: Beer in the Evening
  Pubs and Beer
Trip Advisor

Woodyard

The Woodyard Brewpub, Somerset (Sept 2012)

The Woodyard Brewpub was opened in late 2012, on the site of Masters Brewery in Somerset. With 10 real ales on permanently and floorspace of only 21sqm, this truly is a little piece of ale lovers heaven. All of the ales are brewed only feet from the bar so quality and freshness are guaranteed. Run by father/son team Richard and Dean Masters, who are both also the brewers at Masters Brewery, they use The Woodyard to showcase new and exciting brews before sale to pubs or being bottled.

Location: Unit 8, Greenham Business Park
Wellington, Somerset
TA21 0LR

Telephone: 01823674444
Email: dean@mastersbrewery.co.uk

Website: www.mastersbrewery.co.uk
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The Firkin Alehouse

Firkin Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent (Nov 2012)

This micropub was previously a hairdressing salon, which is hard to imagine given the fantastic transformation which has taken place.
Neil King, the owner, has managed pubs for Wetherspoon's for five years and more recently he was the landlord of a Shepherd Neame pub in Deal. It's fair to say that Neil certainly knows what it takes to serve a great pint. A variety of local and national ales will be available at any given time, and lively banter is guaranteed.

Location: 18 Cheriton Place, Folkestone, Kent. CT20 2AZ

Telephone: 07894068432
Email: neil@firkinalehouse.co.uk
Website: www.firkinalehouse.co.uk

Reviews: Trip Advisor
  Pubs and Beer

Chester

Little Chester Ale House, Derby (Nov 2012)

Owned and run by Walter, this micropub was previously a dry-cleaners and before that, the shop sold car parts. In the spirit of 'keeping it local' Walter is currently stocking five real ales and a cider which are sourced mainly from Sheffield and North Yorkshire. The Little Chester Ale House has a capacity of about 30 which would make it Derby’s smallest pub!

Location: 4a Chester Green Road, Derby, DE1 3SF

Telephone: 07584 244726
Website: Facebook
Reviews: Beer in the Evening
Pubs and Beer

39 steps

The Thirty-Nine Steps Alehouse, Broadstairs, Kent (Nov 2012)

Nicola and Kevin Harding from Broadstairs are the driving force behind this extremely popular micropub. They stay completely true to the micropub concept but they also offer a great choice of wines as well as offering plently of live local entertainment. This is a local pub with a warm welcome. It is tastefully furnished and decked out and it's hard to believe that this was formerly a pet shop.

Location: 5 Charlotte Street, Broadstairs, England

Telephone:
Email: info@thethirty-ninesteps.co.uk
Website: http://www.thethirty-ninesteps.co.uk/

Reviews: Beer in the Evening
Pubs and Beer
Trip Advisor

Doctor's Orders

Doctor's Orders (Dec 2012)

Nottingham’s first micropub with just one room that can seat 24. You can see your beer being pulled straight from the cask via a small window into the cellar. There are 4 to 6 beers on offer and these are all nearly from local microbreweries. Ths pub is run and staffed by three partners and the name of the pub comes from the fact that the premises was a pharmacy for many years.

Location: 351 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG5 2DA

Telephone:
Email:
Website: http://www.doctorsordersmicropub.co.uk/

Reviews: Pubs and Beer
Trip Advisor

cobbs

The Cobblers, Newent, Glos (Feb 2013)

The brain child of Ian Jones, this is the first Micropub in the South West. The Micropub was formerly a shoe repair shop. You can take home your favourite beer as they provide handy 2 pint cartons. Don't bring your Kids, they're not allowed in ! Next time somebody asks if you fancy a beer, just say.............Cobblers?

Location: 7 Church Street, GL18 1SA Newent, Gloucestershire

Telephone: 07990 99245
Email:
Website: Facebook Site

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wheel

The Wheel Alehouse, Birchington, Kent (Mar 2013)

Although larger than some of the micro-pubs in Thanet, The Wheel Alehouse still classes itself as a micropub and meets with the general requirements of selling Real Ale, Cider & Wine and never stocking cold, fizzy, alcoholic bilge water (aka lager). On two floors, this ale house is more of a macro-pub, being somewhat larger than the average sweet shop. Its owner, Alan Ross, has made the move from chips to ale, having previously owned Mario's Village Chip Shop in Garlinge.

Location: 60 Station Road, Birchington CT7 9RA

Telephone: 07826 130927
Email:
Website: http://thewheelalehouse.com

Reviews: Pubs and Beer

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The Tankerton Arms, Tankerton, Whitstable, Kent (Mar 2013)

The name The Tankerton Arms was taken from an old Tankerton favourite which stood at the top of Tankerton Slopes and closed several years ago much to the dismay of locals and visitors alike. The premises was formerly a tattoo parlour and the word Tattoo remains on the glass above the pub frontage. There is no bar counter and there are long wooden raised bench seats fitted with 3 heavy chest-height wooden tables. Patsy and Nigel run this place and they really are the best of hosts.

Location: 139B Tankerton Road, (B2205), Tankerton, Whitstable, Kent CT5 2AW

Telephone: 07532 025626
Email: thetankertonarms@hotmail.co.uk
Website: http://www.thetankertonarms.co.uk/

Reviews: Pubs and Beer
Trip Advisor

door hinge

The Door Hinge, Welling, Greater London (Mar 2013)

Previously a corn chandler's shop selling, amongst other things, millet for bird seed. Most recently an electrical lighting shop. Has a separate cooled cask room with wooden gravity stillage which can be viewed through a window in the main bar. One main front bar and a smaller rear comfortable quiet room leading to a Unisex toilet. The main bar comprises wall mounted bench seating and normal height tables. The pub name does not refer to its previous use but is a family joke which you must ask the landlord to explain.

Location: The Door Hinge. 11 Welling High. Street. Welling. DA16 1TR

Telephone: 07956 845509
Email: raymond.hurley1@ntlworld.com
Website: http://www.thedoorhinge.co.uk/

Reviews: Pubs and Beer

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The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate, Kent (Mar 2013)

The Hovelling Boat Inn is a few paces up from Ramsgate Harbour, tucked away at 12 York Street. This Micropub opened on Good Friday 2013 on the site of the Hovelling Boat pub which closed in 1909 (and re-opened 104 years later). A highly polished Tomson and Wotton tray adorns one of the walls, a reminder of the superb beers that once came from the brewery up the road from this pub. The Hovelling Boat Inn was once the last building in the row up from the harbour, visitors can see original doorway in the preserved exposed internal brickwork.

Location: 12 York Street, Ramsgate, Kent
CT11 9DS

Telephone: 07974 613030
Email: hello@hovellingboatinn.co.uk
Website: http://hovellingboatinn.co.uk/

Reviews: Pubs and Beer
Trip Advisor

firkin frog

The Firkin Frog, Herne Bay, Kent (April 2013)

Formerly Steve’s Kitchen Showroom, the premises has undergone a massive transformation to become Herne Bay’s Micropub. Steve, together with long time business colleague, Mark, have teamed up to bring the best of British cask ale and local banter to the people of Herne Bay.

The inside has been refurbished to give the whole place a rustic feel with a theme which celebrates everything that is good about England. The inside is fitted out with bench seating and standing for around 30 people.

Location: 157 Station Road, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5QA

Telephone: 07793 142527
Email: thefirkinfrog@hotmail.co.uk
Website: http://www.thefirkinfrog.co.uk/

Reviews: Pubs and Beer
Trip Advisor

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Beer Rebellion, Gypsy Hill, London (April 2013)

Associated with the Late Knights Brewery of Penge, this Micropub is situated in what was previously a cafe unit. There are plans to permanently relocate to an adjacent property.

There is a small bar (with counter) area at the front, with up to eight jacket cooled cask-conditioned beers available from a 2 level stillage. 1 handpump serves cider plus there are other ciders in boxes behind the counter.

Bouncing Barrel

The Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay, Kent (May 2013)

The Bouncing Barrel is the third pub to open in Herne Bay which demonstrates the popularity of the micropub formula. The Barrel offers cheese boards with a range of local cheeses with crackers, a selection of Kent crisps and other nibbles will be introduced such as pork pies, pickled eggs and pickled onions - but, most importantly, the Barrel offers a selection of Real Ale, Cider & Wine. The pub - a former care agency, and before that a baby shop - has no music, television or fruit machines and the art of conversation is encouraged.

Location: 20 Bank Street, Herne Bay,
Kent, CT6 5EA

Telephone: 07777 630685
Email: penny@thebouncingbarrel.co.uk
Website: http://thebouncingbarrel.com/

Reviews: Pubs and Beer

Harbour Arms

Harbour Arms, Margate, Kent (May 2013)

This pub has some of the best views in Margate and is based in the harbour arm just around the corner from the Turner Contemporary Galley. The pub was previously host to a fishermans workshop and is beautifully kitted out and adorned with lots of fishing artifacts including lobster pots and fishing nets. Beers are served through a cool room which is situated in the corner of the pub.

Location: Harbour Arms, The Stone Pier
Margate CT9 1AP

Telephone: 01843 260260
Email: info@margateharbourarm.co.uk
Website: http://www.margateharbourarm.co.uk/

Reviews: Pubs and Beer
Trip Advisor

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Barbers Arms, Wye, Kent (May 2013)

The pub is owned and managed by Graham Austen who was formerly a roofer and cabinet maker. Graham certainly knows his ale having spent many years organising local beer festivals. The beer is housed in a cool room at the back of the pub, stacked thanks to the creative use of scaffold planks. The focal point of the pub is the bar. The Barbers Arms was formerly a hairdressing salon - hence the name.

Location: Bridge Street, Wye, Kent, TN25 5DP.

Telephone: 07885 252001
Email:
Website: 

Reviews: Pubs and Beer

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The Weavers Real Ale House, Kidderminster, Worcestershire (June 2013)

The comfortable single lounge bar, formerly a Polish restaurant is reminiscent of a traditional pub having a variety of seating, old pictures, beer mats and posters on the walls and dark panelling. Landlords Jeff Ide and Richard Davis intend to recreate the feeling of pubs as they used to be with good beer, traditional pub snacks and somewhere for people to join in conversation. CAMRA has recognised it by presenting a Merit Award for Outstanding New Pub of the Year.

Location: 98 Comberton Hill, Kidderminster
DY10 1QH

Telephone: 01562 229413
Email: theweaverspub@gmail.com
Website: www.facebook.com/theweaversrealale

Reviews: Trip Advsor

Chequersinside

Chequers Micropub, Beverley, East Yorkshire (June 2013)

The pub is owned and managed by Ian Allott who is the perfect charming host. Ian has completely transformed this retail unit to give it a real unique quality. The ales are stored upstairs and fed down to handpulls on the bar. Staying true to the formula NO Lager NO Shots NO Alcopops NO Fizzy Cider & NO Kegs NO TV NO Games Machines & NO Loud Music. A MUST visit.

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Liberty Belle, Ely, Cambridgeshire (July 2013)

Liberty Belle is Ely's first Micropub, owned and run by Martin McKeever. The pub is a fantastic example of the originality of the micropub concept. The beauty of the Liberty Belle is the array of original artifacts which are thoughtfully displayed. The ales come from small specialist breweries, mainly local from Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. The micropub also offers tasty traditional ciders direct from the keg and a range of wines, soft drinks, tea & coffee and apple juice from the local orchards.

Dr Phils

Dr Phil's Alehouse, Middlesbrough (Aug 2013)

Situated in a busy local shopping area in Middlesbrough between a tattooist and an Indian take-away it seats about 23 and a few more standing. Having worked in the civil service for 14 years, followed by a PhD in local government research, owner Dr Phil Thompson couldn't resist the temptation to open his own micropub. His inspiration came from the success enjoyed by the Rat Race Ale House.

Location: 10 Pilkington Buildings Roman Road Middlesbrough TS5 6DY

Telephone: 07525337123
Email: drphilsrealalehouse@gmail.com
Website:  Facebook

Reviews: Rate Beer

Beer Shack

Beer Shack, Hucknall, Notts (Aug 2013)

The Beer Shack is located at a former Christian bookshop and caters for 25 to 30 people within a 20m squared space.
The micropub has been launched by James Mansfield and Julia Charlton, who formerly ran the Moot pub in the Carlton area of Nottingham. A key aim is to fill a gap left by closure of the nearby Flying Bedstead pub. It is therefore fitting that the Beer Shack has acquired the Flying Bedstead sign, which is displayed on an interior wall.

Location: 1 Derbyshire Lane, Hucknall, NG15 7JX

Telephone: 07919 098 030
Email: beershackhucknall@gmail.com
Facebook: 

Reviews: Pubs and Beer

Ales Of The Unexpected Micro Pub Canterbury Road Westbrook

Ales of the Unexpected, Westbrook, Kent (Aug 2013)

This micropub used to be an antiques shop and before that it was a fishmonger and it is run by Carl and Nancy.
At the back of the micropub is a small counter and behind the counter a temperature controlled back room is located which houses the stillage.

Location: 105 Canterbury Road, Westbrook, Margate CT9 5AX

Telephone:
Email: carlhilliard@hotmail.co.uk
Website: http://www.alesunexpected.co.uk/ 

Reviews: Pubs and Beer

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Beer In Hand, Hereford, Herefordshire (Aug 2013)

Location: Eighnbrook House, 136 Eign Street, Hereford, HR4 OAP

Telephone: 07443487124
Email: beerinhand@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.beerinhand.co.uk

Reviews:

The pub, formerly a launderette, is run by husband and wife team Mitchell and Alison Evans. In their former lives Mitchell was a lawyer and Alison an insolvency specialist, but driven by their passion for the micropub concept and their love of real ale and real cider, they decided on a lifestyle change. Although slightly bigger than a lot of the micropubs, the pub sticks to the core principles in that they are not serving any lagers, there is no music or fruit machines

Anchored

Anchored in Worthing (Aug 2013)

Driven by a quest for freedom, Nigel Watson opened this micropub in August 2013. The micropub is situated close to the pier in Worthing and less than 15 mins walk from Worthing station. Nigel offers a regularly changing selection of ales from the myriad of microbreweries to be found in the beautiful county of Sussex. The micropub also features Sussex Ciders and Wines from the Vineyards in the county.

Location: 27 West Buildings, Worthing, BN11 3BS

Telephone: 01903 529100
Email: anchoredinworthing@gmail.com
Website: http://www.anchoredinworthing.co.uk/

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Hail to the Ale, Wolverhampton (Sep 2013)

The pub is owned and run by Gary and Angela Morton.
After building their brewery business over the last 6 years, the addition of their own outlet was the next step. The building was formerly a Post Office and more recently a furniture shop. They have 4 handpulls dispensing their own and guest beers, and 1 handpull for real cider, to compliment this. They sell fruit wines, pork pies, cheese, scratchings, nuts, crisps, and pickled onions/eggs.

Location: 2 Pendeford Avenue, Claregate'
Tettenhall, Wolverhampton, WV6 9EF

Telephone: 07846 562910
Email: hail2theale@aol.com
Website: www.hailtothealemicropub.co.uk/

Reviews: Pubs and Beer
Trip Advisor

Blackdog

The Black Dog, Whitstable, Kent (Sep 2013)

Situated slap bang in the middle of Whitstable this stylish microub is a cracker. Originally a delicatessen, the micropub opened on September 22nd 2013. Since it's previous incarnation, the premises has undergone a huge transformation to make it one of the best in the area. The pub is narrow inside with a black tiled floor and traditional wooden bar. In typical micropub style, the wooden seating is of a bench style and runs along the sides of the room, accompanied by high wooden tables.

Location: 66 High Street, Whitstable CT5 1BB

Telephone:
Email:
Website: Facebook

Reviews: Pubs and Beer
Trip Advisor

Rack of Ale

Rack of Ale, Dover, Kent (Oct 2013)

Run by Trish and Steve, this is Dover's first micropub and was eviously an opticians before opening on October 10th 2013. to quote directly from their website... 'This is all about encouraging the dying art of holding a pleasent conversation between friends and strangers ... reading a paper or a book - perhaps playing a few old fashioned table games etc... and of course encouraging the craft of real ales - ciders - locally produced soft drinks and we will be supplying a decent cup of tea or coffee. We will also supply some munchies.'

Location: 7 Park Place, Dover, Kent, CT16 1DF

Telephone: 077 030 592 01
Email: rackofale@live.co.uk
Website: http://www.rackofale.co.uk/

Reviews: Pubs and Beer

Kipps

Kipps' Alehouse, Folkestone, Kent (Oct 2013)

Kipps’ Alehouse was named after the novel written by H.G Wells, a story of a young man growing up in and around Folkestone. This micropub is located within the cobbled streets of the ‘Creative Quarter’, an area dedicated to the promotion of the Arts. Kipps’ uses a glass-enclosed, cooled Stillage to keep the ales. Promoting local micro-breweries, mixed with a few national ones, the pub is a little bigger than the majority. The pub is dog and child friendly and is fully wheelchair adapted. For the summer there is an outdoor terrace. This is a real corker.

Location: 11-15 The Old High Street
Folkestone, Kent, CT10 1RL

Telephone: 01303 246766
Email: kippsalehouse@gmail.com

Reviews: Trip Advisor

Pigeon

Liverpool Pigeon, Crosby, Merseyside (Oct 2013)

This fantastic trailblazing micropub opened on October 11th 2013 and is the first of its kind in Merseyside. To quote former primary school teacher owner, Pat Moore "About 12 months ago, I read a book called The Search For The Perfect Pub, by Robin Turner and Paul Moody, and one of the chapters was an interview with a guy who opened the UK's first micro- pub in Kent and that put the idea in my head that it could be done on your own without having to work with a brewery or big pub company.”

Location: 14 Endbutt Lane, Crosby, L23 0TR16 1DF

Telephone: 0151 949 0341
Email:
Website: http://liverpoolpigeon.co.uk/

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The Little Ale House, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (Oct 2013)

Bromsgrove’s first micro pub has opened its doors on Worcester Road. The Little Ale House is owned and run by Terry Bacon. The pub is tastefully designed with casks on display on a stillage located behind the bar. There is always a minimum of six ales on the go at any one time and the micropub has space for forty (ish) people. Terry is committed to serving ales from smaller breweries and providing at least one cider.

Location: 21 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove
B61 7DL

Telephone: 07773 247179
Email: baconterrance@yahoo.co.uk
Website: http://littlealehouse.co.uk

Reviews: Pubs Galore

Paper Mill

The Paper Mill, Sittingbourne, Kent(Oct 2013)

This micropub stands in the vicinity of the long-gone Sittingbourne Paper Mill – hence its name – and its large frosted windows hark back to an era when workers once swarmed to one of the town’s biggest employers. The micropub itself is a converted builder’s merchants and is run by mother and son team, Marianne and Harvey Melia. Beers are sourced from micro-breweries all over Kent, and the current favourite, Goacher’s Real Mild Ale, is created at Goacher’s in Maidstone where his dad Simon is head brewer.

Location: 2 Charlotte Street
Sittingbourne ME10 2JN

Telephone: 07927 073584
Email: info@thepapermillmicropub.co.uk
Website: www.thepapermillmicropub.co.uk

Reviews: Trip Advisor

Chesterfield

Chesterfield Alehouse, Chesterfield (Oct 2013)

This micropub serves 6 real ales covering all of the major styles and served in over sized lined glasses with 10 ciders and perrys available from the cool room. They also have a selection of quality wines - reds, whites and rosé in single serve bottles as well as fruit wines. There is also a range of posh [not overpriced] soft drinks and, to munch on, they sell quality locally produced Pork Pies, Huntsman Pies [Pork,chicken and a stuffing top] and Pork & Stilton Pies [Pork with a Stilton Cheese top].

Location: 37 West Bars Chesterfield
S40 1AG

Telephone:
Email: chesterfieldalehouse@gmail.com
Website: www.chesterfieldalehouse.co.uk

Reviews: Pubs Galore

Cask and Pottle

Cask and Pottle, Tutbury (Oct 2013)

The Cask and Pottle is the first micropub in Staffordshire and is situated five miles from Burton on Trent, the brewing capital of England. Run by retired couple Gary Hopper and Jane Thompson, they moved up from Deal, in Kent, to set up their business. They were regular customers of The Just Reproach and liked the concept so much that they decided to open their own. The premises has been many things in the past, from a video store to a sweet shop, but is now a cosy welcoming place in which to drink fantastic real ale and enjoy good conversation.

Location: 2 High Street, Tutbury, DE13 9LP

Telephone: 07595 423614
Email: gary@caskandpottle.co.uk
Website: http://www.caskandpottle.co.uk/

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HOTD

Hair of the Dog, Minster, Kent (Dec 2013)

This micropub was formerly a Hairdressers and is situated on Minster High Street. Real ales, ciders and wines are on offer served from an airtight cooled room behind the small bar counter. The room has room for 4 or 5 casks of real ale and some cider boxes on gravity stillage. Brightly decorated pub with lots of reclaimed scrap wood for high and low tables and wall coverings.

Location: Minster (Thanet), Kent, CT12 4AB.

Telephone:
Email:
Website: http://www.hairofthedogpub.co.uk/

Reviews: Pubs and Beer

Stratford

The Stratford Alehouse, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire (Dec 2013)

This wonderful one-room micropub run by Bill O'Brien is bringing beer drinking back to basics. Bill, formerly a printer, decided to take the leap after he and his wife Debbie spent the last couple of summer holidays in Kent, where the concept first emerged. The micropub, formerly a Health Food shop has undergone a fantastic conversion to give a maximum occupancy of 45 people. You'll enjoy beer served at your table with a choice of 3 ales at any one time.

Location: 12B Greenhill Street
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6LF

Telephone: 07746 807966
Email:
Website: http://www.thestratfordalehouse.com/

Reviews: Trip Advisor

Priors Oven

The Prior's Oven, Spalding, Lincolnshire (Dec 2013)

The first micropub to be opened in Lincolnshire. The pub building has quite a history and is believed to be 800 years old and was originally the prison of the local Priory. Its more recent use was as a bakery. As well as the ground floor bar with its domed ceiling, a stone spiral staircase leads up to a comfortable lounge room.
Real ale and conversation were in short supply in the area which inspired the owners to extend their exisiting microbrewing activities into a micropub.

Location: 1 Sheep Market, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 1BH

Telephone: 07972192750
Email: jasonwatson22@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.priorsoven.com

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LAH

Market Ale House, Leyland, Lancs (Dec 2013)

Location: 33 Hough Lane, Leyland, Lancs,
PR25 2SB

Telephone: 01772 623363
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Owned and run by Danny Hindle, this Micropub used to be a former travel agents shop. Danny's venture serves beer, cider, wine and soft drinks and seven handpumps serve a constantly changing line of ales and plus 1 cider. The intention is to stock predominantly beers from Lancashire micro breweries. Evening opening hours are flexible. As you'd expect there is no food but pork pies and a cheeseboard are available.

Heritage

Location: 17 - 19 Minster Road, Sheerness, Kent ME12 3JE

Telephone: 01795664000
Email: theheritage@tesco.net
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THE HERITAGE, Minster, Swale, Kent (Jan 2014)

The micropub is owned and managed by Melvin and Margaret Hopper. Before taking the plunge to open their micropub, Melvin was previously a police officer and Margaret was a primary school teacher. The pub is named THE HERITAGE as Margaret is part of the Charrington brewery dynasty, and within the micropub you will find several references to the Charrington brewery in the decor. The micropub offers a table service and spans two levels with seating for 30 and standing for 20.

Cobblers

Cobblers, Coleford, Gloucestershire (Jan 2014)

This is the second Micropub to be opened in the area by entrepreneur Ian Jones. The premises, formerly a carpet shop, is luxurious, and the venue can seat around 20 people. It is tastefully furnished and features artworks by Newent based artist Liz Morley.

Location: 13-15 St John Street, Coleford, England

Telephone: 07990 992545
Email: cobblersmicropub@gmail.com
Website:

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Butchers Hook

Butcher's Hook, Southampton (Feb 2014)

In a converted shop unit just 4m x 9m with 4 cask beers and around 25 bottled beers. Two bench tables and a converted cable drum provide seating for 24 with a bit of standing room as well. There is no bar, service is at your table (or shelf!). Over the years this has been a butchers, hence the chosen name and most recently a florist. The walls at the front still have some of the old butchers shop tiling and over that, just inside the doorway, a large blackboard advertising the day's brews.

Location: 7 Manor Farm Road
Southampton, SO18 1NN

Telephone: 07912 092928
Email dan@butchershookpub.com
https://www.facebook.com/TheButchersHook

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BSB

Location: 22 Manchester Road, Burnley
Lancashire, BB11 1HH

Telephone: 07884 151945
Email
https://www.facebook.com/beershackBurnley

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Beer Shack, Burnley, Lancs (March 2014)

Run by James Mansfield, who also owns the Beer Shack in Hucknall, Says James,“There are no spirits, no alcopops, no music, jukebox or gaming machines. The only thing we rely on is being a good community pub with good conservation where people can enjoy a game of chess, dominoes or cards."
There will be eight rotating beers to temp your taste buds. Real cider “connoisseurs” will be able to cast their eyes over four, five, maybe even six selections.

Cheqeured Flag

The Chequered Flag, Castle Donington, Leicestershire (April 2014)

Owned by Michael Willies and Caroline Campbell, this Micropub is located in a former financial services office. As the name suggests, The Chequered Flag interior has a motorsport theme with car and bike racing memorabilia adorning the walls, even The Stig has his place.Local farm pork pies topped with stilton or Shropshire blue, with pickles, are also served. These tasty snacks are also available to take away with a two pint carry out of your favourite ale.

Location: 32 Borough Street, Castle Donongton,
DE74 2LA

Telephone: 07780 507926
Email
Website: Facebook

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yard of ale

Yard of Ale, St Peter's, Kent (Apr 2014)

This Micropub has many original features which includes a fantastic original cobbled floor covered in hayto give it that authentic satble look 'n' feel. The stable dates back to the 19th century and the whole atmosphere, particularly in the evening is warming with plenty of authentic alehouse charm. Outside there is a wooden decked patio drinking area to soak up the sun whilst you sup the cask and get stuck into one of the locally produced pork pies. Heaven.

Location: 61 Church Street, St Peter's,
Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2TU

Telephone: 07792 042993
Email
Website: Facebook

Reviews: Pubs and Beer

Whippet

The Whippet Inn Micropub, Lichfield Apr 2014)

This Micropub was a former clothes shop and is owned and run by Deb Henderson and Paul Hudson. At present there are four real ales on the bar, with the idea of moving to five if demand allows. The intention is to showcase both local and more far-flung ales, with a definite focus on the more interesting end of the market. There’s seating for about 25 people, and a total capacity of 40 or so. And what’s in the name? Aficionados of the Carry On films may recognise it as one of their classic double entendres: it’s the name of the pub in Carry On At Your Convenience!

Location: 21 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JP, England

Telephone: 07858 753653
Email: whippetinn.micro@gmail.com
Website: Facebook

Reviews: Trip Advisor
Pubs and Beer

Beer Engine

The Beer Engine, Skipton, North Yorkshire (May 2014)

Details to follow

Location: 1 Albert Street, Skipton, BD23 1JD

Telephone: 07834 456134
Email:
Website: Facebook

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Oneinthewood

One Inn The Wood, Petts Wood, Greater London (May 2014)

This Micropub is housed on Petts Wood Road in the site of an old wine bar and is the brain child of former money broker, Barry Bridge. Its name comes from Mr Bridge’s memories of his grandfather, who used to run a pub in Sittingbourne and used to ask regulars to put ‘one in the wood’ when they offered to buy him a drink.

Location: 209 Petts Wood Road, BR5 1LA Kent

Telephone: 07799 535982
Email: Barry@oneinnthewood.co.uk
Website: http://www.oneinnthewood.co.uk

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Curfew logo

The Curfew, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland (June 2014)

Run by Gemma & David Cook, The Curfew is reached via a narrow courtyard off Berwick's charming Bridge Street near the Quayside. This Micropub has 4 hand pulls, serving beers from across the UK, as well as a craft beer fridge with some specialities from all over the world. They also have a small selection of wines and cider. Unlike most other Micropubs they have a fantastic little beer garden which is great for the kids and is also dog friendly!

Location: 46A Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Telephone: 07842 912268
Email:
Website: Facebook

Reviews: Trip Advsior

Bridge Street1

Bridge Street Ale House, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire (July 2014)

A small and amazing example of a micropub establishment, focusing on an ever changing line up of real ale and cider, supplemented with a limited range of soft drinks, bottled craft lager and wine. Customers are welcome to bring their own lunch and eat it while supping the beer. Oh, and watch out for the ferret! Third pint tasting bats are available, as are basic snacks such as pickled eggs and pork scratchings.

Location:31 Bridge Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
ST5 2RY

Telephone: 07801 277818
Email: ferret@bridgestreetalehouse.co.uk
Website:www.bridgestreetalehouse.co.uk/

Reviews: Trip Advisor

cobbetts

Cobbett's Real Ale Micropub, Dorking (July 2014)

Run by Tim and Helen Sullivan, this Micropub is in the back room of the Cobbetts Real Ales. The Micropub/Shop is named after William Cobbett, a family ancestor, who was born in the “Jolly Farmer” in Farnham in the 1760′s. The indoor area can seat 13 to sit, with some standing space for a very cosy 15 and the garden can accommodate an extra 6 to 8 people, weather permitting.

Location: 23 West Street, Dorking,
Surrey. RH4 1BY

Telephone: 01306 879877
Email: info@cobbettsrealales.co.uk
Website: http://www.cobbettsrealales.com/micropub/

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Past and Present, Gillingham, Kent, (Aug 2014)

Run by Dave Hallowell, formerly an engineer and his wife Lorraine with business partners Rob and Corrinn Lowdell, this Micropub is a first in Medway. This Micropub has a small interior with seating for about 16 customers on low and high seating. There is an attractive wall display of photographs showing local closed pubs plus a selection of Kent Micropubs to contrast the past from the present. Small rear yard which smokers may use.

Location: 2 Skinners Street, Gillingham, Medway, ME7 IHD

Telephone: 07827227556
Website: Facebook

Reviews: Pubs and Beer

Mashtun

The Mash Tun, Dover, Kent (Aug 2014)

This Micropub is run by Peter and Kathryn Garstin, formerly the landlords of the Yew Tree, Barfrestone, and Blakes of Dover. The Mash Tun has comfortable chairs, a sofa plus tables and chairs at the side. This Micropub features a bar which previously was a 200 year old church pulpit. The proprietors have plans to set up a microbrewery in the rear of the premises.

Location: Bench Street, CT16 1JH Dover, Kent

Telephone: 07867 982141
Website: Facebook

Reviews: Pubs and Beer

Old star

Old Star Ale & Cider House, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex (Aug 2014)

Just off Shoreham High Street in Star Lane, the Old Star occupies part of what was the nineteenth century Star Inn, which was broken up into retail units some time ago. This Micropub is run by Hugh Robinson, formerly a window cleaner and MARC Kent, a former toastmaster

Location: Church Street, BN43 5DQ
Shoreham-by-Sea

Telephone: 07982 842057
Email: oldstar@hotmail.co.uk
Website: Facebook

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wrongturn

The Wrong Turn, Barfrestone, Kent (Aug 2014)

Location: Pie Factory Road, Barfrestone, Kent
CT15 7JG

Telephone: 07522 554118
Email:
Website:

Reviews: Pubs and Beer

This Micropub is located in a converted outbuilding whose most recent use had been as an art gallery. Country kitchen styling with wooden tables, chairs, and a rough wood bar counter and an outdoor patio and lawned area. Beers and ciders are served on gravity dispense from a temperature controlled cellar room Snacks are available, including home-made pork pies, scotch eggs and a cheese board. Occasional acoustic/folk music events are held.

postoffice

The Old Post Office, Warwick (August 2014)

The Old Post Office is an ale bar serving real ale straight from the cask and on handpull, also serving cider and wines. Tom the Landlord has been a publican for 35 years and is passionate about pubs and their role within communities and wider society. Tom converted the empty premises which was once a post office into a tradtional bar. It is a great place to savour a quality ale, socialise with friends and meet new ones - a warm welcome is ensured.

Location: 12 West Street, CV34 6AN, Warwick, Warwickshire

Telephone: 07765 896155
Email: oldpostofficewarwick@gmail.com

Website: Facebook

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shah

Shepherds Hall Ale House, Chorley (Aug 2014)

Shepherds’ Hall Ale House is Chorley’s first Micropub, located in the town centre near to the bus and train stations. We specialise in serving a selection of cask ales over five pumps as well as Ciders, continental bottled beers and wines. It is run by a partnership of three brothers who aim to provide a unique experience with the friendly and cosy environment and good value drinks.

Location: 67 Chapel Street, Chorley, Lancashire
PR7 1BS

Telephone: 07412 584907
Email: shepherdshallalehouse@outlook.com
Website:
http://shepherdshallalehouse.wordpress.com

Reviews: Ratebeer

abdication

The Abdication, Nottingham (Aug 2014)

Former rail maintenance worker Matt Grace is the brains behind this Micropub venture. The pub is housed in the Coronation Buildings in Mansfield Road, Daybrook which was originally constructed by Home Brewery in 1937. They were meant to celebrate the coronation of King Edward. In the end, they marked the accession to the throne of his brother King George, after Edward abdicated following an affair...hence the name!

Location: 89 Mansfield Road, Daybrook
Nottingham

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Email:
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brooksteed

Brooksteed Alehouse, Worthing, West Sussex (Sep 2014)

This former hairdressers has been converted into Worthing's second micropub. Named after the former name for South Farm Road, it opened on 5th September 2014. Ales, ciders and perry served direct from the cask in a purpose-built cool room which is visible from the seating area. There are traditional snacks, such as pork pies sourced from quality local butchers available.

Location: 38 South Farm Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN14 7AE

Telephone: 07786 084020
Email: info@brooksteedalehouse.co.uk
Website:
http://www.brooksteedalehouse.co.uk

Reviews: Pubs and Beer

mumbles

Mumbles Alehouse, Wales (Sep 2014)

Wales gets its first micropub, thanks to Mumbles couple and real ale fans Rod Undy and Karen McGeoch. Rod and Karen, who are members of Swansea Camra, decided to launch the pub at the annual Swansea festival as they knew there would be an appreciative audience of more than 2,500 real ale fans to welcome the glad tidings.

Location: 2 DUNNS LANE, MUMBLES SA3 4AA

Telephone: 07437 421 963
Email: info@mumblesalehouse.co.uk
Website: http://mumblesalehouse.co.uk/

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Penny Farthing

The Penny Farthing, Crayford, Kent (Sep 2014)

This is the first Micropub in Crayford and second in the borough of Bexley. It is run by Bob & Bev who, some 30yrs ago, both managed another pub in Crayford, Bob has since been a driving instructer. Bob will be ruuning the Penny Farthing and Bev will hopefully join full time in the future. There is a selection of real ales, ciders and wines on offer. The ales are poured directly fom the cask and can be seen via a viewing window into the cold room.

Location: 3 Waterside, DA14JJ, Crayford
Telephone: 07772 866645

Website: Facebook

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