Getting a roof on our new shop has been well worth all the work and planning involved. And what better way to celebrate than a topping out party with a pint or two of Wincle’s very own all-English single hop beer to add cheer to the occasion.
To be fair though, there’s far more or to the project than first meets the eye. And finishing the roof is just the icing on the cake.
Work on the project began at ground level with a new stone flag floor and from there we’ve worked our way up.
Sitting next door to the brewery, the new spacious shop is in a converted stable. So you’ll have more room, more choice and even more fun than buying beer at the supermarket.
The original building did of course need a little updating. Not least for the fact that the door was so low that you had to duck down just to get inside. So we’ve added a little height to the walls which enabled a full height entrance door to be fitted. We’ve also put in more and bigger windows so that we make full use of the natural light and get the benefit of the beautiful views.
The final stage came with the completion of the reclaimed, stone roof and the placing of the ridge tiles. Next week our new log burning stove will arrive which, after another cold winter in the brewery, we are all very much looking forward to.
If all goes to plan, all the internal work and bringing in the stock will be complete and the shop will be ready and open in time for our very own beer festival on 30th June.
So watch this space and you’ll be the first to hear when the shop doors open.