STROUD Town Centre could soon have its very own micropub.

A planning application has been submitted to create a new public house at 21 George Street - the former Absolutely Fabulous beauty salon.

Developer Derek Miles wants to transform the tiny space into a one room drinking establishment, selling a selection of real ales, bottled craft beers, bottled ciders and wines.

It would be the first of its kind in Stroud, and only the third in the whole of Gloucestershire.

Micropubs have been springing up in towns and cities across the UK over the last few years.

The growing phenomenon are defined as “a small freehouse which listens to its customers, mainly serves cask ales, promotes conversation, shuns all forms of electronic entertainment and dabbles in traditional pub snacks”.

In line with this code of ethics, the pub in Stroud would have no TVs or gambling machines and only serve nibbles. Spirits are also excluded from the drinks menu.

The 40 square metre space, which is currently vacant, sits next to NatWest Bank and opposite Age Concern.

It would be open from 4-11pm from Monday to Friday and 12noon till 11pm on the weekend.

Stroud District Council is currently considering the application.

To view the full proposal please visit SDC’s planning website and search: S.16/0203/COU

For more information about micropubs please visit: micropubassociation.co.uk/