BREWED Bar, a new bar on Cork Street in Frome, has been opened by Upton Noble-based father and son John and George White. John White, proprietor of Millwhites Cider who runs the bar at the Upton Noble Beer Festival and also makes community cider Uptonogood, found the premises last August.
It will stock 64 different craft beers and ciders, many of them local, 36 of which are in bottles and 20 in cans, with eight on tap. There will also be wine on offer from Upton Noble’s More Wine, as well as snacks and soft drinks. George White, 21, will be running the bar.
“We had been looking to launch a bar for a while, but it was hard to find the right venue,” said John. “This place was a former fishing tackle shop and it had been closed for six months when we took it over. It suited us as it’s quirky, plus it has a courtyard, which we’re hoping to open by the summer. We started from scratch and all the ideas for the decor came from us, although we borrowed a couple from other places.”
One stand out item is the colourful mural by well known Belfast illustrator Dee Craig. He was commissioned by the Whites and flew over from Belfast, staying in Frome and employing some famous landmarks, such as the Westbury White Horse, in his artwork.
“We sent Dee examples of what we were looking for and he really delivered. We couldn’t be more delighted with the piece,” said John.
Additionally, the bar furniture is made from upcycled items, including church pews and former beer barrels.
Brewed Bar will open from Tuesdays to Sundays, 12 noon to 9pm (7pm on Sundays).