FANS of craft beers and ales are in for a treat as a brewery’s plans to open a tap bar gather pace.

The first pint will be pulled at the Lakeland Brewhouse Tap by mid-July, with work on the bar area now well underway.

Customers will be able to watch the brewery team hard at work as they enjoy the fruits of their labour from a special viewing area.

In addition to catering to existing aficionados of a good pint, brewery bosses hope the Tap will encourage a new generation of craft beer drinkers.

And there will also be a series of guest appearances from artisan and speciality food providers to ensure appetites are catered for.

Brewery operations director Callum O’Hare, said: "The whole team is really excited at the prospect of opening the doors to the Tap in just a few weeks' time.

"We’ll be offering an authentic, and unique, experience to our customers.

"The Tap will be at the heart of the brewery so the brew kit and all the activity linked to it will be in full view.

"The vibe will be very industrial and minimalistic - we’ll be going for comfort in a stripped-back way with a relaxed atmosphere."

"The Tap, which will be located at Lakeland Brewhouse’s HQ in units 7-9 on the Lightburn Industrial Estate, on Lightburn Road, will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 3 pm.

The bar will have eight taps and two hand pull pumps, featuring beers from Lakeland Brewhouse, uTown, and a number of guest beers.

There will also be a range of canned beers, wines, and spirits to ensure all tastes are catered for.

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Local food vendors will be invited to appear at pop-up concessions, and food from the new Ulverston Pan-Asian restaurant Wasabi, which is also due to open in the summer, will also be on offer.

Brewery tours will be introduced once the Tap is up and running, with guests given an insight into the process from head brewer Jon Kyme.

The venue will also be available for private hire and there are plans in the pipeline for special events.

Callum said: "We invested more than £250,000 in kitting out the new brewery last year and this additional investment in the Tap is a further sign of our commitment to the growth and development of Lakeland Brewhouse.

"This will be the only Tap Bar set in the heart of a working brewery for quite a distance that is open with regular trading hours every week and we're really pleased to be bringing this unique experience to Ulverston."

Three jobs will be created at the Lakeland Brewhouse Tap.