Staffordshire-based Titanic Brewery has secured a fourth site for its Bod café bar format, in a former NatWest bank branch in Newport, Shropshire, which is scheduled to open in September, MCA can reveal.
The acquisition of the 95-cover, 200 sq ft venue, on High Street, follows the opening of Titanic’s third Bod venue in Trentham, a suburb of Stoke, in April, also in a former NatWest bank branch. It has 65 covers in 185 sq ft.
Titanic Brewery director Dave Bott said the company was currently compiling a plan for the café bars so did not have a firm number of openings in mind “just yet”.
Bod Newport would open for breakfast at 8am and trade until 11pm. It will operate as a café throughout the day, serving coffee, tea and light dishes from breakfast time onwards, with craft and real ale available for lunchtime and evening customers, he said.
The business has also just acquired its eighth pub, The Old Poets’ Corner pub in Ashover, Chesterfield, which also includes B&B rooms and an historic holiday cottage. It was originally a 17th-century coaching inn.
Bott said it was business as usual at the pub. “The doors will remain open and the only difference customers will see in the first few weeks is Titanic Brewery branding and our range of beers on the bar.
“There will be a lot going on behind the scenes as we are planning to refresh the decor and outside areas over the coming months,” he said.