New micropub plan for Whaley Bridge

The micropub could open at this site.
The micropub could open at this site.

An empty building in Whaley Bridge could be transformed into a micropub.

Michael Wilde has submitted a planning application to High Peak Borough Council seeking permission to convert a vacant former florist’s shop into a micropub.

In a statement, Mr Wilde said: “Over the past three months, we have been working to open our own tap house, a micropub free of tie, offering a permanent outlet for Whaley Bridge Brewery beers.

“Alongside our core range, we will be looking to offer beers from other independent craft breweries.

“Situated at 20 Old Road, next door to Edwin Wild’s Butchers, we are now at the planning stage and welcome all positive comments.”

Commenting on Facebook, Kay Winter said: “Looking forward to it!”

Karen Kelly said: “Excellent news.”

Dave Rhodes said: “It’s what Whaley Bridge needs.”

Fran Slack said: “Lots of good wishes. When you open we will stop in Whaley Bridge, instead of driving straight through it.”

Sharon Bill said: “What a gorgeous venue! I’d travel for a quick half just to sit inside!”

Andrea Walker added: “Give the big boys a run for their money. Good luck.”

According to the Micropub Association: “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.”

For more information about the planning application and to comment on it as part of the planning process, visit www.planning.highpeak.gov.uk and search for HPK/2017/0112.

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