Micropub earns entry in good beer guide

October 05 2017
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THE couple who opened Just Ales in Market Street, Wells, 18 months ago are celebrating their micropub’s entry in Camra’s Good Beer Guide 2018.

Andy Legrange and his wife Donna have been running Just Ales, the first micropub in Somerset, since March 2016.

“We had worked in the pub trade in Bath for over 20 years. We noticed the way the trade was trending and the emergence of micropubs,” said Andy.

“We chose this site due to its location near to the bus station and the High Street.

“We have taken the concept of public houses back to its roots, supplying good beer and basic pub grub, such as award-winning pork pies and freshly filled rolls.”

Describing the atmosphere at Just Ales as cosy and intimate, Andy said the emphasis was on conversation. There are no televisions, quiz machines or loud music. Instead, there is an ever growing selection of board games, and at least four real ales on offer, some local and some from further afield, served directly from the barrel and brought to the table.

Just Ales offers a loyalty card scheme which provides the 11th pint free, and is open seven days a week from noon-9pm (11pm on Friday and Saturday).

Camra’s Good Beer Guide is in its 45th year. The 2018 guide is on sale now priced £12.99.