Lease signing a significant step forward for Peterborough micro pub

The venue at 46 Westgate for The Bimble Inn.

The venue at 46 Westgate for The Bimble Inn.

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What could become Peterborough’s first micro pub has moved a step closer.

Tom Beran, landlord at the popular Coalheavers Arms in Woodston, has taken on a 10-year lease at a former pharmacy in Westgate for a venture which will be known as The Bimble Inn.

Micro pubs - a “stripped-back” version of a real-ale pub - have been springing up in disused retail units in towns and cities in the past decade aimed at discerning drinkers out for a quiet pint or two.

Edward Gee, associate in the business space team at Savills Peterborough, said: “46 Westgate is the ideal location for The Bimble Inn, which will look to target city centre drinkers.

“Micro pubs are proving a popular trend and we are very pleased to have let this space on behalf of our client.”

Tom Beran added: “We are delighted to be opening Peterborough’s first Micro Pub. This property is ideal for Peterborough real ale fans and adds another venue to the town’s real ale and craft beer scene.”

Renovation of the premises is under way, and Tom has previously said TheBimble Inn will serve 4-5real ales, British wines,real cider, craft keg and a range of interesting premium bottles and cans.

“Micro pubs are the new boom

in hospitality and leisure - they harken back to a simpler time when pubs were just about good beer, and good conversation- no TV, no music, work-friendly hours,” he adds.

A second micro pub and bottle shop - The Stone Works - is on schedule to open this summer in a former betting office in Church Street, in the city centre,with work there underway too.