Bitesize News: Liverpool’s food & drink round-up
Edition #22 | November 2017
Words by Lawrence Saunders
Brewing underway at Higsons new Baltic venue (pictured above)
A new brewery making the first barrels of Higsons beer since 1990 has begun production in the Baltic Triangle.
Based in a formerly rundown warehouse on Bridgewater Street, 1780 Tap & Still includes a brewery, distillery, three bars, a kitchen and an events space.
Having opened in late November, the brewery’s tours and tastings will begin early next year.
The distillery at H1780 will be the launch pad for a new gin brand called The Ginsmiths of Liverpool.
Higsons Brewery was originally formed in 1780 and based on Dale Street.
New Bold Street ‘coffee roasting bar & restaurant’
A former hearing aid shop on Bold Street is to become a new “coffee roasting bar and restaurant”.
Liverpool City Council has approved plans from applicant Than Loh Tso to transform the old Amplifon store.
The ‘Ropes and Twines Coffee Roasting and Restaurant’ will include a “coffee grinding and blending area” on the ground floor with a seating area, kitchen and toilets in the basement.
Makeover for well-known Lark Lane pub
A well-known Lark Lane pub is to be a given a plush new look.
Owner Stonegate Pub Company has been given the go-ahead from the council to transform The Albert, which has stood on the popular South Liverpool street since the 1870s.
Changes to the listed pub will include new signage, updated interior fittings and a reworking of the beer garden with new seats and a canopy being installed.