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6 of the best micropubs in Lancashire

PUBLISHED: 00:00 30 March 2017

Light and dark beer. Photo: VitaliyPestov

Light and dark beer. Photo: VitaliyPestov

VitaliyPestov

Pint size pubs have sprung up all over the country in recent years. These are some of the finest near you

Shepherds’ Hall Ale House

67 Chapel Street, Chorley, PR7 1BS

Chorley’s first micro pub opened in summer 2014 and has built a loyal following among fans of real ale, cosy atmospheres and good conversation. It is run by three brothers who have five pumps of well looked-after, and often local, beers as well as ciders.

The Snug

Carnforth Station

The first micro pub in Lancashire opened on the platform at Carnforth Station in 2012. Five years on, the Snug has built a real head of steam. With a focus on quality beer (and a choice of gins) husband and wife Gregg and Julie Beaman have created a friendly and welcoming little bar. From this month ((March)) they also serve Thai food on the first Saturday of the month.

Bankers Draft

143 Gisburn Rd, Barrowford, BB9 6HQ

Tracey Holden left behind 28 years in the banking industry to set up this charming micro pub in the former Barclays Bank in the village. There are five handpumps serving a constant rotation of beers from small brewers.

Ale House

12-14 Market Pl, Clitheroe, BB7 2DA

This popular venue has six local and regional draft ales, four guest craft beers and draught and craft bottles from around the world. There’s also food, live music and entertainment from local and visiting musicians.

No 10 Ale House

10 Park Rd, St Annes, FY8 1QX

Opened by former Royal Mail worker, George White, this is a micro pub you won’t often find empty. Dubbed as the Fylde’s finest, it serves local real ales and ciders as well as speciality wines and spirits. It was also chosen by Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre CAMRA members as their pub of the season.

Tap and Vent

4 Towneley Rd, Longridge, Preston PR3 3HU

Husband and wife team Nickie and Duncan Crosbie run this popular bar in the town. It has four or five rotating cask ales from local breweries as well as a small number of Belgian and German draft lagers. They also have a beer library with around 20 different bottled beers from around the world as well as wines, gin, crisps and that bar staple, pickled eggs.

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