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April 6, 2021

Leyland micropub expands as Galloways Bakers calls time in the town

A Leyland micropub is set to double its table space after taking over a once popular bakers next door.

The Market Ale House in Hough Lane has taken over its neighbouring property in what was Galloways Bakers for a number of years.

Pub bosses got hold of the keys in February with plans are now well under way to knock through for more table space and outdoor seating.

Walls were smashed down on Sunday, March 21 as the plans moved ahead.

The micropub is run by Adam Godwin, who also runs Plug & Taps in Preston city centre.

For Adam, this is now a time to leave the harsh experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic behind him and "look forward and push for positivity rather than reflecting on what's been a crap twelve months".

"It will more than double our current seating area downstairs, creating more room to enjoy a drink and a better environment for events, and live music," Adam said on Facebook.

"Whilst we grow, we still want to stick to our core values as a business.

"We strive to improve and adapt, while sustaining what we've already achieved and stick to doing what we do best.

"We can't wait for this next stage in our development. We can push the things we have been doing over the past few years and continue to add more and build on.

"On a personal note, I'd like to thank everyone who's supported us over the past twelve months. It is in times like these when small, independent businesses need the help of their communities to survive.

"Remember to keep supporting your local places, whether that's us or your local butchers, shops, café or whatever - your support is key."

Plug & Taps in Preston is set to stay closed for now with a May reopening pencilled in for now.

Godwin Enterprises, the parent company behind both bars, has now approached South Ribble Borough Council's planning department to officially transform the shop into a drinking establishment.

Documents lodged with planning officers reveal the size of the micropub will expand from 125 square metres to 221, with opening hours set to be from 11am to 1am, Monday to Saturday, and 11am to midnight on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

"Whilst we grow, we still want to stick to our core values as a business"
Adam Godwin, owner, The Market Ale House
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