A SCOTS brewery has been given the green light to convert a bar into a gastro pub.
Arran Brewery will transform the Bower Bar in Kilbirnie into a family-oriented venue which will sell specialty beers.
The building and beer garden will be called the Weavers in honour of the town’s historic weaving tradition.
Managing Director Gerald Michaluk said “It is very good to have the support of the community council in this venture. Refurbishment will start soon and we hope to have the beer flowing quite quickly.
The pub will have a nano-brewery inside that will make speciality beers to be served exclusively in the Weavers along with a menu reflecting the region’s best produce and those of Arran of course”.
This will be Arran Brewery’s second pub – the first being opened in St Fillans as part of a hotel.
The brewery also received a license for a proposed bottling facility and mail order business in Dreghorn, not far from Kilbirnie.
The Dreghorn brewery will, subject to a grant application, produce Scotland’s first Sake.
The brewery also recently purchased another brewery in Cambridgeshire and hopes to use this as a staging post for its move into the London Market later in the year.