Author Archives: Robert MacRae

The property search

We’re asked again and again, where and when are we opening?? A few weeks ago we found premises which, although not perfect, would have been perfectly adequate. Unfortunately the landlord decided to sell the property instead of taking us on … Continue reading

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Sisters are brewing it for themselves

Many micropubs open in a converted high street shop. With most high street shopping done by women, what can micropubs do to make them feel welcome? Dr Gloria Moss of Buckinghamshire New University says women are responsible for 83 per … Continue reading

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Creating opportunity out of crisis

Between 2008 to 2012, between four to five thousand pubs in Britain called last orders and closed their doors for good. So why do we think now is the best time to open a new venture in these uncertain economic … Continue reading

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What makes a micropub unique?

With small premises, certain things have to go because there’s no room, while in order to keep things simple it’s important to focus on the beer. While other pubs might provide overnight accommodation and adventure playgrounds or billiards and pub … Continue reading

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Essential elements of a micropub

Remember all the headlines a few years ago warning us about the scourges of ’24-hour drinking’ in Britain? One thing about the liberalised licencing laws which escaped most people’s attention was how much easier it had become to open a … Continue reading

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