Tap and Vine micropub is opening in Penwortham

Posted on - 28th March, 2018 - 8:16pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Penwortham, Preston News, Pubs
Tap and Vine in Penwortham is preparing to open Pic: Eric Prescott
Tap and Vine in Penwortham is preparing to open Pic: Eric Prescott

A new micropub is preparing to open its doors in Penwortham.


Tap and Vine will pull its first pints following a major renovation project by Lancashire couple, Jason and Debbie Colles, transforming it into their dream business venture.

Opening on Friday 30 March, the new landlords wanted to open a micropub for some time and had been searching for the perfect property in Preston for more than five years.

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Located at 69 Liverpool Road, the venue has replaced former Random Makes craft centre and created three new part-time jobs.

Tap and Vine offers a unique selection of real ales, draft beers and quality wines.

All its beers are sold on tap and are sourced locally from within the North West or hand-picked from around the world.

Jason Colles said: “This is something that we’ve wanted to do for years and we’re excited to finally be here.

“We didn’t want to sit back in later life and say, ‘I wish I had done it’.”

Tap and Vine also serves tapas-style cold platters, including a Lancashire plate packed with cheeses, pies and breads made within the county and also a Mediterranean option, as well as hot drinks and homemade cakes throughout the day.

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Debbie Colles said: “Communities love the cosiness of a micropub.

“The idea behind the Tap and Vine was to create a small, welcoming venue where local people could come together and enjoy quality drinks, great food and good conversation.”

Their nephew, Jack Smith, founder of Preston-based projects and joinery manufacturing firm JSJ UK, was behind the venue’s unique decor, including the 4.5m reclaimed look bespoke wooden bar.

Each piece of furniture and fitting was manufactured by Jack and his team at JSJ UK’s state-of-the-art workshop on Raglan Street, Preston.

Jack Smith said: “The team worked hard to bring Jason and Debbie’s vision to life, creating an inviting rustic design with an industrial modern edge.

“The venue is packed with reclaimed scaffolding boards, worn timber, chunky metals, leathers and pendulant lights, which work together really well in the scheme.

“This scheme was a labour of love and it was great to help turn Jason and Debbie’s dream venture into a reality.”

Tap and Vine holds up to 60 people and will open Monday – Friday, 11am – 11pm, Saturday, 11am – midnight and Sunday, 12pm – 10.30pm.

Do you live in Penwortham? What do you think about Tap and Vine opening? Let us know in the comments below

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