The Hive would sell local ales
A new bar serving real ale and artisan coffee could be opening just yards from a Berkshire train station.
The craft beer and coffee shop would be in Dukes Ride Crowthorne.
And if planning permission is granted, the cafe would look to serve lunch and host gin making, food pairings and tap takeovers.
A husband and wife team have submitted plans for The Hive, which would be around 400 yards from Crowthorne train station.
The taproom would serve ale brewed from across the country and from breweries around Berkshire.
Artisan coffee would be available to takeaway or drink-in, alongside cakes and pastries.
The couple say the new venue would have a ‘relaxed atmosphere.’
A statement from the owners read: “Our ethos is to source locally and be environmentally-friendly whilst showcasing the best of the UK’s independent craft drinks suppliers.
“As a local husband and wife team, we believe that our business idea will create a welcoming, unique place for the residents (and their dogs) of Crowthorne and add to the community feel in the area.
“Having spent all our lives in the area we have seen many shops, pubs, restaurants close and see our blend of coffee shop and taproom as a perfect space for people looking for something different.”
They want to open from 7.30am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Wednesday and 7.30am to 9pm Thursday to Saturday.
The plan has received a number of comments from neighbours.
One neighbour wrote: “This is a very exciting proposition for Crowthorne and I fully support it.
“The village is poorly served by pubs and bars, and a small microbrewery/taproom such as this would be a great asset to the community – particularly being at the station end of the village.
“Our community is crying out for this kind of facility and I would implore the planning group to please approve it.”
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