Reports of increases in pub and bar closures over the past few years haven’t been good news for anyone. These social hubs are a focal point of our society and do a great service to their communities. Not to mention, they’re fun!
The main thing we can do to help is make sure we support them, and supporting them means using them! So every week we are going to focus on the positives and bring you the latest pub and bars openings from around the UK. If you see somewhere you like, give it a follow and you can receive news, offers and events from them. Who doesn’t want an excuse to pop in for a pint?
Support your local – use your local!
Malones Irish Bar – Edinburgh
The renowned Irish bar is back in a new location and boasting a 27m mural dedicated to one of the greatest TV programmes of the 90s, Father Ted. The bar reopened on Saturday 27th January offering local live music, big-screen sport and a cracking selection of Irish whiskies. Sláinte!
Royal Oak, Ambleside
The Royal Oak in Ambleside, which has been described as being at the heart of the community, is now open after having itself a six-figure refurbishment. The Greene King owned pub now offers nine local and national cask ales, a range of craft beers and lagers, as well as an extensive selection of gins with more than 19 to choose from.
Prosecco House, London
Prosecco House, London’s first ever dedicated prosecco bar, opening its doors on Monday 5th Feb – a soft launch before the grand opening on Friday 23rd. Located on the River Thames near City Hall and Tower Bridge, the bar offers around 20 specially sourced varieties of prosecco from Veneto, Italy, as well as prosecco-based cocktails and Italian bar snacks.
The One Bull, Bury St Edmunds
A lovely story from Bury St Edmunds as The One Bull has re-opened having been forced to close last year after a fire in a neighbouring shop damaged the pub. The town’s oldest public house is now back in business and selling beers from their very own brewery, the Brewshed. And you’ll no doubt find a delicious dish to compliment your pint with The Bull’s entirely homemade menu.
BrewDog Lothian Road, Edinburgh
Drinkers reportedly queued for hours to get a glimpse at BrewDog’s second Edinburgh site on Lothian Road. The bar offers an impressive selection of beers on tap (more than 20) as well as a wide-ranging food menu and an outdoor seating area for the summer months. Lovely!
The Duck Inn – Stanhoe, Norfolk
The multi award-winning Duck Inn at Stanhope has re-opened with a new look and fresh menu after a speedy 2 week refurbishment. The popular pub has been entered the Michelin Guide, named ‘one to watch’ in the Top 50 Gastro Pubs, and were the Good Food Guide’s Restaurant of the Year for the East of England. Impressive and most certainly worth a visit!
The Turks Head Inn, Gloucester
Opening at noon this Sunday, The Turks Head Inn microbrewery is hoping to restore the art of chatting to its clientele with its no-nonsense approach to pubbing. That means “no wi-fi, no Facebook no children, no TV”. Sounds ideal! All ales will be served directly from the barrel and there will also be a large selection of ciders available. Dogs and sheep are welcome.