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Moorbrook owner takes on former Preston pub

Posted on - 24th July, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Food & Drink, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Pubs, University
Hearts of Oak in Adelphi Street Pic: abeerinpreston
Hearts of Oak in Adelphi Street Pic: abeerinpreston

A former pub in the shadow of Preston’s university is to be given a new lease of life.

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Rebellion Pubs Limited have taken on what was the Variety and then later the Hearts of Oak.

Moorbrook owner Richard Fisher-Godwin is the man behind the project.

Rebranded as Vinyl Tap, Cafe bar and record store it will have an independent cask ale offering.

Six cask ale pumps are to be put in with one independent craft beer on draught.

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Richard, who also runs The Running Pump at Catforth, said: “Vinyl Tap is to be a musically themed cafe/bar/record store. We are looking to work closely with a local record producer who is specifically interested in the production and promotion of new music who will start a small independent record store within the venue; along with this we intend to buy and sell old vinyl records and sell new release / represses. We also hope to stock a selection of vinyl produced by local bands/artists with the hope of holding album launches and promotional events so we would like to encourage anyone that is interested to get in touch…The record store will start small but we hope to grow and develop it over time…

“We intend to have various vinyl themed events and to operate a vinyl style jukebox sunday-thursday where people can pick and chose vinyl from our ever growing collection or bring their own to be played while enjoying a drink and a bite to eat. Fridays and saturdays will vary between live music artists and guest vinyl dj slots with music spanning most genres. We hope that the music will provide something for everyone’s taste…

“We are intending to adjust our opening hours on our license so that we are able to open from 8am and serve breakfast, the menu for this is still to be finalised but we can tell you it wont be your usual full english although were pretty sure we will still offer a great bacon sandwich with a quality cup of coffee or tea. We also intend to offer lunches of freshly prepared, quality sandwiches and nibbles with a few special twists.”

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