The exciting news for plans to install a new brewery at the George Inn in Vernham Dean are progressing with the submission of a Planning Application to Test Valley Council.
This popular historic pub in the upper Bourne Valley is planning to produce its own ales to complement its already excellent reputation for a welcoming atmosphere and fine food.
Since becoming a Freehouse in 2010 the pub has become a centre in the community, with popular landlord Reece Garner focussing on being a place where everyone is made welcome. The George Inn is a Grade II Listed building, one of several historic buildings in the village and sits in some wonderful countryside popular with cyclists, walkers and other visitors. It is a lovely place to call in.
The proposed brewery would have a 2.5 barrel capacity (720 pints per brew) and there would be two brews a week, enough to provide The George with on site and take away cask and bottle beer.
In addition kitchen facilities at the rear of the pub would be increased allowing the pub to ensure sustainability into the future – and seven new jobs would be created.
The brewery would be at the front of the pub, replacing the existing timber garage and will be separate to the main building. This provision of a small brewery will be an attractive asset to the pub, while the new kitchen will enable the pub to cater for an increasing food trade.
Happy Pint wishes Reece and his team all the best in gaining approval for these exciting proposals.
It will be a major enhancement to the local pub and beer scene.