The Thirsty Fish

Bury's first, but hopefully not the last, micropub opened on Thursday at 3pm. Situated on the edge of the Millgate shopping precinct, right by the bus station, it is handily placed to catch shoppers just passing by and the drinkers wanting a last hooray before catching their bus.

It's a small corner unit with natural light flooding in through the large glass panels that make up its exterior. There is a mix of high and low tables with the bar cleverly wedged at the back to maximise space. The handpumps are along the side wall while a blackboard displays the current offerings.

There are eight real ales on offer alongside cider, German beer and the odd crafty keg. There's also bottled beer for those who like that sort of thing. Behind the bar you may recognise Petr who until recently was at the Rose and Crown and don't be surprised to see a few familiar faces in front of the bar as well.

This being the opening day, there were plenty of Bury's glittering crafteratti on hand: the Oberst, Uncle Albert, Don Ricardo and, of course, a sprinkling of the usual CAMRA riff-raff. Talking of whom, there is a discount available for CAMRA members. But until the Wi-Fi comes online, it's cash only at the bar. Current opening hours are 1000-2100 but these may change in the future.

The Thirsty Fish
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Dave said…
No Carling?!

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