Work underway on new micropub
WORK has started on creating a new music micropub in Loughborough called The Cask Bah.
The site in Market Street is currently just a shell but the ancillary area is being converted into a cooled cellar for gravity pour cask ale dispensed directly from barrels.
The main bar area is being refurbished in a rustic theme to suit the concept and a high quality PA system is being installed for quality background music and live acts.
Proposed VIP soft openings are planned for June 19 and 20, with the grand official public opening on Thursday, June 21.
The business is an independent company, a partnership between Craig Sharp-Weir and Paul Topley, but in association with Philip Darby of the well established ‘Nottingham Brewery’.
Craig said: “Plans to eventually expand would create extra jobs but the nature and size of the business currently will only create mainly part-time vacancies, feeling the need to be very ‘hands on’ in order to deliver a warm personal feel to the public house trade.
“I am really looking forward to returning to Loughborough, where I once lived, managed a bar and founded the local ‘Pubwatch’ with Sgt Margaret McGloughlin.”
Craig explained: “This music micropub concept is the brainchild of two friends, who met by chance in a Nottingham bar many years ago, unknowingly, with the same dream.
“A couple of likely lads, who bonded instantly, sharing the same passion for success, music and socialising, without the need to be the richest, just hungry for being the best and offering the best to those who want it.”
“Hew said that having traded independently in their own ventures and together harmoniously for giant licensed corporate businesses, Paul and Craig shared a common interest in hospitality, and plan on creating a unique micropub, with a mini beer festival style operation and rock ‘n’ roll vibe.
Craig added: “The fusion of a relaxed, welcoming bar atmosphere, classic music and live acoustic performance all under one roof.
“Think of ‘The Cask Bah’ as a safe place you’ll never want to leave, somewhere to hear great music, socialise, and drink premium beverages directly from a tapped cask vessel.”
The bar is expected to be open Sundays from 2pm-9pm, Monday to Wednesday from 4pm-11pm, Thursday from noon-11pm, and Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight.
The Cask Bah exterior in Loughborough.