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Cheers! Aldworth pub, The Bell Inn, gets a microbrewery

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A country pub in the village of Aldworth has been given planning permission for a microbrewery.

The Bell Inn – a grade two listed building in the Aldworth Conservation Area - wants to make its own beer from an outbuilding.

The building has been used as a storage unit, and has been attached to the pub since 1903.

The Bell in Aldworth is to open a microbrewery
The Bell in Aldworth is to open a microbrewery

West Berkshire Council approved the plans, agreeing that the in-house production of beer would both reduce carbon footprint by removing transport needs to supply the pub with beer, and also be of benefit to the rural ecomony.

Henry Burgoyne-Probyn wrote in to support the application, saying: “This wonderful and award-winning pub adds so much to the local community and the rural fabric of West Berkshire.

"To make use of an existing building to have a micro brewery to produce locally made produce aside from any benefits of the taste of small batch beer, must have several benefits in terms of reducing the carbon footprint of the supply chain of this pub.

"I fully support this application and I look forward to it strengthening the local community hub.”

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