A NEW “destination bar and dining space” is opening in Salisbury next week.
On October 4, the Beer House – run by Wiltshire brewery Rude Giant – will open at premises in Brown Street.
The venue, the first permanent site to be opened by the brewery, promises “delicious drinks, hearty food and a varied programme of entertainment and good vibes”.
The opening will mark an exciting new chapter for the brewery, being their first permanent venue, a space to serve their beers and showcase fellow independents.
Rude Giant was formed by a number of county business leaders coming together to “make beers to unite all drinkers”.
The founding partners include Dan Hancock of Immersive Group, Joe Robinson of Blonde Brothers, Lyall Dew formerly of Sixpenny Brewery and The Brew Shack and Ethan Davids of Chickpea Group.
Ethan said: “Establishing Rude Giant’s first permanent space feels like a massive step for the brewery and something we are all excited about.
“Our spot on Brown Street in Salisbury is special – original parquet flooring, historic drawings on the walls, and importantly generous outside area makes the space really unique.
“We’re a Wiltshire-based business and for us provenance is key; so, it’s only right that our first beer house is in the city we all grew up in. We’re buzzing.”
The 1500sq ft venue once housed American soldiers during the war, with inscriptions from their time discovered on the walls during renovation.
With an outside courtyard and a stage area for live music and weekly DJ sets, the venue also promises a weekly quiz night and regular events such as ‘meet the brewer’ evenings, open mic nights, bring your own vinyl specials and charity events.
Sundays will have a chilled out, acoustic offer with local folk favourites, such as Ribble Music, among others.
Food will centre around ‘drinking food’, the founders said, perfect for “a snack with a pint or a proper feed with pals”.