The birth of a micropub - see our facebook page for more photos.
The shop was a patiserie for many years. The bread and cake display shelves can still be seen in the window, When the patiserie closed, the shop was used as a Polish food shop for a short while, but no external or internal changes were made. We came across the shop on the day the agents were putting the To Let sign up.
The inside of the shop looked in good condition and was panelled in formica-clad panels with a wood-effect vinyl floor.
We were soon to discover that both the panels and the flooring hid years of neglect.
The floor covering was hiding up to five layers of well-glued lino of varying thicknesses making it impossible to get a flat surface. It all had to come up. .
Within two days of occupancy the whole of the frontage had beer transformed and a window display and display lighting was fitted. This brought immediate public attention and a lot of public support for the project. Although it took eight weeks to complete the internal improvements we continued to get public interest througout and within days the number of Facebook followers grew.to over 600..