Titanic Brewery to open West Midlands craft beer café

By Stuart Stone

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New craft beer café bar: bod will open before the end of March 2018
New craft beer café bar: bod will open before the end of March 2018
Titanic Brewery has announced plans to open a new café bar in Weeping Cross, Staffordshire, in time for Good Friday (30 March).

Café and craft beer bar, which is called 'bod', represents a new departure for the Staffordshire-based brewery. The site will open seven days a week from 8am for hot and cold beverages as well as food, before opening bar service at 12noon.

Exciting new challenge

Dave Bott, a director at Titanic Brewery, said: “We are excited for the opening of bod and have been enthused by the support of local residents in Weeping Cross and Walton, Stafford, for the new café bar.

“People know our brewery for both our award-winning beer and our welcoming community pubs and while, as a café bar, bod is an exciting new challenge, it will still have the community ethos at its heart.”

The new site will be staffed by a team of 20, headed by Nathan Wilson, who has worked in senior hospitality roles as far afield as New York, France, Argentina and Luxembourg.

Wilson’s latest stint in catering allowed him to spend five years in Russia working on designing, planning and opening five restaurants for independent businesses.

Welcomed back after 'amazing adventures'

Bott added: “Nathan is an old friend of the brewery having worked for Titanic in the past and he has a wealth of experience across the hospitality trade.

"He has worked with us in developing plans for bod and it is fantastic to be able to welcome Nathan back to his home town following his amazing adventures across the globe.”

Starting life as a microbrewery in 1985, Titanic Brewery today brews more than 3m pints per year and employs around 150 people at its head office, in Burslem, and across its portfolio of pubs.

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