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When Dr Samuel Johnson, the great author, linguist and man of letters described “Happiness,” he wrote, “There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced, as by a good tavern or inn.”

Here at The Tap and Barrel, we want you to find that happiness. We believe that the pub is truly the hub of community, a place to find friendship, conversation, music, warmth and, of course, fine ale.

We want to create an atmosphere for neighbours and visitors alike and promote the beauty of localism. Our drinks are little poems in a glass, our rooms are waiting for songs to be sung. It’s our story and your story and we can’t wait for them to meet.

This website will keep you up to date with all that is happening here – it’s a groovy little place to start, we’ll grant you that, but this is just a taste.

For the full flavour, you really do need to get out more!

“He was a wise man who invented beer.” Plato

Ian Clayton

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