We have been thinking about our Joules Tap in Copthorne. Some of you may have noticed our investment in Shrewsbury, as our county town we have invested more here than in any other town, now with 4 Joules Taps. Nearly 15 years ago The Bricklayers was the first, for those with good memories it was called the Watering Hole. It still had its inherent charm but it was a bit tatty and in much need of investment. Since that time Copthorne has grown and the new development at the barracks is looking great. The pub has lasted well but we think we can make it even better so we have lodged plans and these have been validated today.

We are mindful that things have changed, our locals have embraced our food offer, outside trading has become more important and space is important. We also recognise that Copthorne is a pretty cool suburb to live and we want the pub to reflect that, so we need to make sure we are at the top of our game.

The key idea is to expand the little bar space into a really traditional bar mainly for socialising and enjoying a beer or two with friends. We also want this space to have access to some outside covered courtyard space, good for all seasons and this will replace the Marquis. We have added some nice details including; a sliding roof and bi-fold doors so the new area will feel very much outside-in. In addition, we plan to refurbish the whole pub, courtyard and WCs which will get a full wash and brush up.

For further details use the QR code below to take a look at the planning portal, where you will find the plans and our notes as to why we want to invest in The Bricklayers for the future. Shropshire planners are keen to hear your views and the consultation date runs until the 8th of September. If anyone would like to talk about the plans then comment below, if there is interest then I will be at the pub at 6pm on the 30th August and can talk through our proposals. Alternatively, you can e mail me on steve@joulesbrewery.co.uk if you would prefer that.

Steve Nuttall

Managing Director

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