We started on our micropub journey after visiting The Tankerton Arms in Whitstable in the summer of 2013. Nigel Ranger is a friend from years ago and had invited us along to visit as we were camping in the area. We fell in love with The Tank and the concept and began thinking how well this idea would work in Hove. Finding the right location and the right property was a challenge but after losing our first property at the eleventh hour, we found this wonderful location in Goldstone Villas, a local conservation area just south of Hove railway station.
Starting out with a very blank canvas.
Reclaiming the Victorian tongue & groove, later used to build the counter.
Sound-proofing and new ceilings.
Let there be (one) light!
Studwork for the stillage room.
Our lovely wooden flooring being installed.
Ready to open – a view from the front.
Ready to open – a view from the rear.
Our growlers arrive.
Our opening night.
Horace the Hogshead.