High Spirits Leisure Group is opening its 8th Lake District hospitality venue, situated in Ambleside’s old mill yard adjacent to the historic Bridge House.
Ambleside Tap Yard is set to be a destination for local craft beer and real ale enthusiasts by offering pasteurised craft beers direct from local Cumbrian breweries, from 6 large 1000 pint copper tanks displayed above the bar, the offering will also feature the groups own brand of beers. The system is heavily focussed on a low environmental footprint, cutting down transport by up-to 90% and substantially less packaging and waste. The extensive beer selection will be accompanied by quality wood fired hand-stretched pizzas, gourmet burgers & sharing delicatessen boards.
The venue will also offer a separate takeaway called Ice & Slice which will offer soft-serve ice cream, wood-fired pizza slices, retro milkshakes, and beverages. The takeaway will have separate outside.
The site of the new venue sits adjacent to the groups last opening The Flying Fleece, which successfully opened the doors in July 2020. This latest venue will be the 3rd opening for the group within the last 14 months – bucking the trend of closures during a difficult time for the industry.
Colin Monk group CEO quotes, “We recognise the last 12 months have been a difficult time for the hospitality industry, however, it’s also offering opportunities to expand the group with prime location sites becoming available allowing us to continue our growth plans, as usual, our offering will be quality led with a unique environment, experience and friendly service.”