The Newtownards brewery has upped sticks from Nards and moved to a larger unit on the Boucher road industrial estate.  As well as a new brewery they hope to be given permission to open a taproom on-site and if that isn’t enough, they have recently applied to convert an old menswear shop on the Newtownards road into Pub.

It is great that a local brewery is trying to expand and diversify to meet local demands- however- as I have mentioned at sweary lengths, the licensing laws in Northern Ireland are draconian so it will be interesting to see if they can get one granted for both the taproom and the new bar.