good news for a change! Parker Brewery has just been given planning
permission to convert a former shop at 125 Rufford Road, Southport,
into a new micropub. The brewery already runs the popular Beer Den
which opened just over two years ago on Duke Street, Southport. Work
has only just begun on the new pub, and it will be run in a similar
way to its older sibling serving
local cask ales, wines, fizz, spirits and coffee.
The first Beer Den
Parker Brewery is in Banks, just north of Southport, and it produces both traditional and modern ales in casks and bottles. The new Beer Den (as it will also be called) will sell the brewery's real ales alongside local guest ales. This micropub will be a welcome development in Crossens, a beer desert at present, with thirsty drinkers currently having to trek either to the Shrimper or to the pubs in Churchtown. I'll let you know the opening date when it becomes available.
► This is taken from an article that I wrote for the CAMRA column in our local papers, the Southport Visiter and Ormskirk Advertiser.