Work commences on Beatnikz Republic bar

After a successful crowdfunding campaign, Beatnikz Republic brewery announced that work has commenced on their bar based on Tariff Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. [more] On the same street, Leeds-based Northern Monk brewery are also opening a bar in a premise that used to house the popular Kosmonaut bar. [more]
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Bar plans for busy Wigan streets

Several businesses are seeking approval to serve alcohol to punters in busy town centre zones across the borough. On the council’s current list of pending licensing applications, there are five applications for “new premises licences” three of which fall into areas covered by the “cumulative impact policy”. [more]
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Plans for new real ale bar in Wigan

A gin and wine business is looking to bring the real ale revolution to Winstanley. Lindsay Porter, who runs Portland Wines, wants to turn the former Winstanley Cafe in the area’s arcade into a microbar. She has teamed up with Andy Evans from the Cricketers Arms in St Helens in this exciting new venture. The bar…
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All change at Windmill Brewery and beyond

Windmill Brewery in Standish have appointed a new Head Brewer. Jon Pilling introduced himself at the most recent Wigan CAMRA Branch meeting and explained the ambitious plans for himself and the brewery. John brings a vast wealth of knowledge and experience that will undoubtedly stand them in good stead to achieve their goals. A wind…
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Marston’s seeking to build a new pub in Wigan

Marston’s are seeking to build a new public house and restaurant on open land south of B&Q on Frith Street on the outskirts of Wigan. Plans also include the development of a 39-bedroomed hotel with associated car parking and ancillary development. The Planning Application was received on the week ending 13th April 2018 and the…
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Microbar to open on outskirts of Wigan

Plans to transform a former ice-cream cafe into a microbar on the outskirts of Wigan town centre have been green-lit by councillors. Proposals for 57 Kenyon Road, which will see the now-vacant building turned into a upmarket cafe and bar. The site was previously home to “Will and Joe’s” cafe, which closed after just two…
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New lease of life for The Beeches

The future of the Beeches Hotel in Standish has been shrouded in mystery since its sudden closure 14 months ago. However, the future is now bright having been taken over by hospitality firm Elle R Leisure, which is also responsible for the famous Albert’s chain in Manchester, Didsbury and Worsley. Plans have been submitted to…
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Back to brewing in the brewhouse

Brewing has restarted in what was All Gates Brewery in Wigan town centre, but the brewery now has a new owner and a new name. Martin Blythe has achieved his long-held ambition of getting into the brewing sector by setting up Wigan Brewhouse in the venue off Wallgate, formerly used by AllGates. Mr Blythe has…
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