Planning has now been approved on the first site, a former branch of Lloyds Bank in the heart of Birmingham city centre, which is due to open this autumn.
The Birmingham Tap will be a traditional take on the modern craft beer pub, incorporating the Thornbridge brand values and making the most of the history of the building. The pub will be family friendly and will have a food offering to complement the range of beers.
Thornbridge and Co hopes to add to the excellent craft beer offering in Birmingham and give the opportunity for the city to have an ever changing range of Thornbridge beers to try on draught and in bottle.
Thornbridge and Co has secured its second site, in the centre of York, a city with another wonderful craft beer community. This site is due to open by the end of this year. Moving into 2019, Thornbridge and Co is looking at sites in London, Manchester, Brighton and Leeds.
Simon Webster, chief executive of Thornbridge Brewery, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce that the Thornbridge and Co Birmigham site is close to opening and that we have secured a second site in York.
“It’s really important to us to find sites which we feel fit with our brand and in which we can create fantastic pubs, bringing our beer to every part of the UK. Working alongside Pivovar has really helped us on this journey.”
Jamie Hawksworth, owner and director of Pivovar, added: “It’s been a long time coming, which has allowed us to develop our bar design and identity. There’s now massive excitement to present our take on the perfect city pub, and Birmingham, with its already amazing beer scene, is a fabulous place for our first site.
“We have taken no shortcuts or cutbacks in design. It’s an expensive fit-out, incorporating designs from the Arts and Crafts Movement, using Scottish Hyde leather and English oak panelling. This is a pub for life with no gimmicks. A place where we want to drink the finest craft beers.”