Real ale tourism hopes for bar

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Bosses at a Doncaster brewery are hoping to bring ‘beer tourism’ into the borough with a new bar.

The Doncaster Brewery, which operates from a site at Clay Lane, is drawing up proposals to open up on Young Street, in the town centre.

An application has been submitted to Doncaster Council seeking planning permission to convert a shop building into a site for both a brewing operation and a bar.

Brewery official Alison Blaylock, who runs the brewery with husband Ian, said the planned site would not be a pub and would not be open late into the night.

She said: “The plan is to have a brewery tap.

“We have a brewery at Clay Lane, but we are limited there in how much we can open up for people to come and taste our beers.

“We are trying to set something up in the town centre.

“We want people to come and drink real ale, but the bar may not be open every day, and would be for limited hours.

“We cannot do anything before we get planning permission and licensing permission.

“We’re hoping to attract real ale enthusiasts and ‘tickers’ – people who tick beers off their list when they have had them.

“We’re hoping it will help bring people into Doncaster as beer tourists.”

The Doncaster Brewery was set up last year with a range of beers carrying names themed on the borough. Inspirations have included the St Leger, war hero Ben Parkinson, and the Sand House.

It is one of a number of small breweries in the borough, with others including Glentworth and Concertina.