Lymestone Vaults will be open soon
Stone the Crows! The first Lymestone Brewery boozer will be open soon after owners Brad and Viv were granted a premises licence for a historic pub site in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
‘Lymestone Vaults’ will be based at the former Wine Vaults on Newcastle High Street, which was sold at auction by Enterprise Inns last year. New owner Butters John Bee has taken on the front of the building and will be letting the rest of the building to Lymestone as a pub now the premises licence has been granted by Newcastle Borough Council.
Because the rest of the building has been rearranged, with toilets repositioned and a new lounge area brought into use, it has the same square footage as when it was previously used as a pub.
Final stage negotiations can now begin with the landlord and an opening date can be set.
Brad said: “We’ll be offering the five core Lymestone ales, as well as a monthly special, and other microbrewed beers from other Staffordshire breweries. There’ll also be high-quality continental beers and proper cider, as well as hot food.
“Many pubs are struggling at the moment but it’s wrong to assume that the whole sector is on its knees. A section of the market – as Titanic have shown – is thriving. I hope that by offering a choice of quality products that can’t be bought in supermarkets that we can make a real success of it.
“I’ve always had the ambition to open a Lymestone pub and we’ve put a lot of hard work to get to this stage. In time, I really want to have three Lymestone pubs, one in Newcastle, one in Stafford and one in Stone, obviously.”
Brad and Viv live in Newcastle and brew in Stone – hence the ‘Lymestone’ name. Find out lots more about the brewery at www.lymestonebrewery.co.uk