Just before Christmas
Although there was no power or water supply, owners Ian and Alison Blaylock took full advantage of the festive holidays to start working on the Doncaster Brewery Tap, painting and cleaning until the last of the sun at about 4pm drove them to the Corner Pin for a swift pint or two.
During the day Liberty Bar and Grill was a handy place for a quick warm, a cup of frothy coffee and a powder room visit before returning to work.
An open event was organised on January 10 and 11 to allow the real ale community to come and have a look at the building in its ‘work in progress’ state and have a pint, or two - the turnout was amazing.
Ian Blaylock said: “I couldn’t believe how many people turned out on a cold January weekend. It was so much more than we expected or hoped for.
"We want the Doncaster Brewery Tap to evolve rather than be a finished product and we know that we have fantastic support from our many followers and from those people who have already supported our once a month events at our
Clay Lane site.”
Currently The Tap is open weekly on a Friday from 3pm until 9pm, (last orders) and on Saturday from noon until 9pm, (last orders).
The local Green Oak Morris Men -
Doncaster’s Morris Team - who had been looking for a new
home, will now be using the upstairs room for practice. So, from Wednesday, February 5 The Tap will also be open every Wednesday from 5pm until 10pm, (last orders) with
|An earlier event during the St Leger Festival|
Alison Blaylock said: “This is a very exciting move for us and we already have some ‘regulars’ who have brought in their own glasses. As soon as we get ourselves sorted we hope to reintroduce our second Saturday of the month live entertainment during the afternoon. We already have a few groups lined up who would like to come and play.”
|A seasonal beer from August to October|
All pictures courtesy of the brewery and The Bloke from Hull.