Video games and craft ale at new town venue

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CRAFT ale and retro video games have com­bined for the lat­est on trend place in Hyn­d­burn.

Nes­tled in Union Road in Oswaldtwistle the for­mer Lloyds Bank has been trans­formed into a haven for beer lovers.

Tap Se­lect is a new ven­ture for the for­mer head of me­dia stud­ies at Rhy­d­dings Busi­ness and En­ter­prise School Domenico Sanna.

He’s fol­low­ing in the fam­ily’s hospi­tal­ity foot­steps as par­ents Franco and Kim Sanna founded the long-es­tab­lished Franco’s res­tau­rant in the town.

Domenico said: “Be­ing able to take my pas­sion for beer and now shar­ing that with other peo­ple is fan­tas­tic.

“I’m re­ally ex­cited to have opened up and I can’t thank the trades­peo­ple, my friends and fam­ily enough.”

With eight craft ales on tap and an ex­ten­sive beer bot­tles range in the fridges Domenico said he hopes it will give peo­ple some­thing dif­fer­ent.

The 33-year-old said: “There used to be the Ossy run as I was grow­ing up and that’s com­ing back now.

“I want Tap Se­lect to stand out from ev­ery­thing else you have in the town and I think we’re do­ing that.

“There’s some great places now and it means there’s a good night out in Ossy again.

“That’s im­por­tant and it means for a lot of peo­ple they don’t need to go to Manch­ester, Pre­ston or wher­ever. They can have their night out lo­cally.” the day and there are also some fa­mil­iar games from the past to play on.

He said: “The name Tap Se­lect comes from com­bin­ing two of my favourite things.

“For those who have ever played video games you’ll know there’s a se­lect but­ton and then we’ve got beers on tap. Com­bine those and you’ve got Tap Se­lect.

“I think many of the beer rooms open­ing have done all the puns to death, so we needed some­thing dif­fer­ent.”

Domenico says his stand-out beer to try has been the Tiny Rebel Cwtch.

Tap Se­lect has cre­ated three full-time and five part-time jobs in the town.

Tap Se­lect - a new craft ale and retro video venue - has opened on Union Road in Oswaldtwistle run by Domenico Sanna, right

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