Saturday, 30 October 2010

Windows 2010!

The window vinyls were fitted yesterday and they look great. Tried to take a photo to put on here but all I got was a reflection of me and the car parked across the road. Hand drier went in today and the wood has arrived for the stillage. It's getting there!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010


Painted the interior walls today. The colour is called Scarlet Ribbons (above) and I really think it gives the place a nice warm feel. Thanks to Colin B on roller and Mick on brushes for all their assistance.

Sunday, 24 October 2010


The nice lady who is, hopefully, going to be making my pork pies dropped in yesterday with some samples. I can't find words to describe how good they are - crispy pastry filled to the top with succulent, tasty pork. Should go down perfectly with a glass of ale or cider. She also brought along a lovely vegetarian option and scotch eggs like you've never tasted. Off to the Lydden Bell this afternoon to collect some more bar stools.

Thursday, 21 October 2010


The Premises Licence has been approved. Looks like I shall actually have to think about running a micro-pub! Depending on how quickly the alterations can be done, it looks like we're on for a mid November opening.

Monday, 18 October 2010


Spent the day working at the premises, getting rid of the old counter unit and taking down unwanted shelving. Steve the Builder is coming in tomorrow to have a chat about the alterations. I expect he'll make that strange whistling noise through his teeth that builders have a habit of doing but someone's got to pay for his holiday in the Caribbean and it may as well be me. The man from the electricity company is also coming tomorrow, to assess whether or not I deserve to have an account with them(!) so I must be on my best behaviour.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Keyed up!

Finally got the keys to the premises this morning. Unfortunately, I'm up to my eyes with the Thanet CAMRA Cider Festival at Churchill's this weekend, so I won't be able to really start work until Monday. There's a lot of decorating to do, along with plumbing and electrics plus, of course, the not inconsiderable matter of the premises licence. Still, it's yet another step in the right direction.

Monday, 11 October 2010


Lease signed today and returned to the solicitor. Just waiting for those nice people at TDC to grant me a Premises Licence and we'll be up and running.