Chichester is '˜most vibrant area' for a '˜mature' drinker's micropub
A prospective micropub owner from Yapton has said Chichester has the type of '˜mature clientele' needed to launch his idea.
Glenn Johnson, who is also West Sussex chairman of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), has put in a planning application for a micropub over two floors in the Hornet.
An IT professional, Mr Johnson took voluntary redundancy earlier this year to persue his dream of setting up a micropub selling cask ale, wine and cider.
He said: “We have lived in the area now for over 20 years and we have always considered Chichester to be the most vibrant area.
“Micropubs attract a more mature clientele and Chichester has much more for this type of person with its range of restaurants than the surrounding areas do.
“It has a great catchment area with a range of transport links and we want to add to the Chichester experience of a good night out with an offering that has not been seen here before.”
The Hornet Alehouse would at number 23, a former estate agents. An application to Chichester District Council for a change of use has recieved numerous letters of support, with a few opposed.
Environmental health officers have offered no objection, provided the micropub is soundproofed.