The latest addition to the micropub movement is the Lanes in Dover, Kent, which opened on 19 December.
The original micropub, The Butchers Arms in Herne, Kent, was opened in 2005 by Martyn Hillier after spending several years as an off-licence. In 2012, Hillier and Stu Hirst created the Micropub Association – to support the growth of the movement.
The association defines a micropub as follows: "A micropub is 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".
Hillier said: “There were 50 micropubs trading at the end of 2013 and to see the number now topping 100 is truly remarkable.”