Enjoy a drink in new pint sized pub

Steve White owner of The Barlick Tap
Steve White owner of The Barlick Tap
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A new micropub has opened in Barnoldswick as the movement to all things pint sized shows no sign of slowing.

Husband and wife duo Steve and Hazel White have opened the Barlick Tap Ale House in Newtown offering up beverages from both the grain and the grape.

Steve, a joiner by trade, has experience of looking after the beers for Colne Cricket Club and has organised festivals there while Hazel grew up in the pub environment as her parents had the Bay Horse in Roughlee.

Hazel, who claims to be Steve’s Debbie McGee, said: “We had a bit of a 60 minute makeover but it’s not finished by any means. We opened just in time for Bands on the Square and it was a good weekend.”

The pub offers up five ales on pump which will constantly rotate, American and European bottled lagers, ciders and wines.

Steve said: “It’s been an interest of mine for two or three years now. It’s been a case of plucking up the courage to do it.

“We are looking to be part of the community and promote the community as much as we can. We’re not looking to build an empire, just provide a service.

“I don’t think people want the jukebox and flashing lights any more. I think they want to be able to talk over a drink rather than have to shout.”