Peterborough's first micropub opens for business
The first pints were pulled today as the Bumble Inn opened its doors to drinkers in Peterborough city centre.
The micropub - where small pubs spring up in empty retail units - is the brainchild of Tom Beran, landlord of the Coalheavers Arms in Woodston.
But, unlike many mainstream pubs, the converted former pharmacy in westgate is aimed at the beer-loving community, with no music or TV to get in the way of good old fashioned conversation.
“There was a little queue when we opened at lunchtime, which was a nice way to start,” said Tom. “We have a had a steady trade including a group from Market Deeping, so word is spreading.”
“I think we will fit in quite nicely with what Peterborouigh has to offer.
“We are not competition for the big mainstream pubs, we have no music, no TV - this is a talking pub with an eclectic mix of beers to satisfy the beer drinking community, but everyone is welcome of course.
The eclectic mix currently involves beers from Newcastle, Hull, Nottingham, Cornwall, London to name but a few, not to mention ciders and wine.
The Bumble Inn, which Tom says holds 35 comfortably, opens 12-6pm, Monday to Wednesday, 12-8pm on Thursday, 12-11 on Friday and Saturday, and 12-6pm on Sunday.