The former Robby’s Card and Gift shop could have a new lease of life as a micro pub if planning permission is accepted.Advertisement
The shop, which is located at 450 Blackpool Road in Ashton, has been proposed for a change of use from an existing vacant retail premises to a drinking establishment. It will include internal refurbishment.
The Tap End could be the latest in a string of micro pubs cropping up around the city. On Sunday Blog Preston reported plans have been submitted for a craft ale bar in Fulwood.
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A spokesperson for the applicant, Sanderson’s Micropubs, said: “The Tap End will aim to provide an ambient and respectful atmosphere, away from mainstream drinking trends – to attract a more refined clientele.
“The bar will offer local residents an alternative environment to the traditional pub atmosphere by excluding pool tables, dart boards, jukeboxes/ music and TVs.
“This will promote a low-key conversational atmosphere. The emphasis is
on bringing local people together in a premium environment for great conversation, not on traditional pub entertainment and drinking culture.”
The Tap End owners are aiming to have opening hours between 4pm and 9pm Monday to Thursday, 4pm and 10pm on Fridays, 12pm and 10pm on Saturdays, and 12pm to 8:30pm on Sundays.
These times are to accommodate the local area, and to reduce the amount of disturbance. Any waste that is being disposed of will be removed during the day – ensuring that there will be minimum noise at night.
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