Pub claims to be longest bar in Britain

By Michelle Perrett

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Biggest bar none? Bowland Beer Hall claims to have the longest bar in Britain
Biggest bar none? Bowland Beer Hall claims to have the longest bar in Britain

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The Bowland Brewery Beer Hall in Clitheroe has staked its claim to be the longest bar in Britain.

The hall is a 105ft 8in long horseshoe-shaped counter, housing 42 artisan cask ales. The Holmes Mill development, where it is located in Lancashire, is also home to the Bowland Brewery where all of its core range, seasonal ales and specials are available on tap.

While there is no official Guinness record for this category, the beer hall is laying claim to the title.

"We wanted to be sure so we put out an appeal for anyone who knew of a longer bar to get in touch. In more than 12 months, nobody has come forward so we think we're safe to now claim the title,” said marketing manager Heidi Kettle.

“The longest continuous British bar up until now is thought to be the Horseshoe Bar in Glasgow, measuring 104ft 3in.” 

The Beer Hall at Holmes Mill celebrated its first birthday in July when it was revealed that customers had supped 300,000 pints of beer and more than 25,000 single gins since the venue opened its doors.

The Beer Hall is the first phase in a £10m project by hospitality group James’ Places, to bring the previously derelict town centre historic industrial building back to life as a food, drink and leisure hub.

It is the ninth venue to be restored and added to the growing portfolio of James’ Places across the Ribble Valley and Forest of Bowland, plus interests on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

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