Plans go in for micropub in Rushden

There are about 100 micropubs in the UK, which mainly sell cask ales and aim to promote conversation rather than have electronic entertainment

There are about 100 micropubs in the UK, which mainly sell cask ales and aim to promote conversation rather than have electronic entertainment

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Plans have gone in for a micropub to open in Rushden.

Martin Clarke has applied to open The Little Ale House in Wellingborough Road in the town.

He is hoping to turn the former Hair Lab premises into a micropub, which is a small freehouse often in just one room but making maximum use of the space.

There are about 100 micropubs in the UK, which mainly sell cask ales and aim to promote conversation rather than have electronic entertainment.

In plans submitted to East Northamptonshire Council, Mr Clarke states: “It’s my aim to be able to put something back into the community and share this with the entire community (business and residential) and provide a service for people living in the area.”

He said cask ale will be the main product, but other drinks will be available including tea, coffee, hand-made ciders, wines, 
Belgian beers and soft drinks.

There will be no spirits, lager or alcopops.

Mr Clarke, who was landlord of the Oakley Arms in Harrold for three years, says the micropub would be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but open midday to 9pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, midday to 11pm on Fridays and midday to 3pm on Sundays.