A REAL ale enthusiast is raising a glass after opening a second traditional pub in Kidderminster.
Richard Davis was inspired to open The Weavers at Park Lane after the success of his first venture, micro-pub the Weavers Real Ale House, which was opened in Comberton Hill last year.
Mr Davis was quickly recognised by Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and was presented with the Merit Award for Outstanding New Pub of the Year.
His second venture, which has a strict no lager, no spirits and no alcopops policy, is modelled on the way pubs used to be and hopes to provide a quiet drinking establishment for real ale and cider drinkers.
Mr Davis' business partner and landlady Lisa Harvey said: "Due to the success of the Comberton Hill premises, it’s pretty clear that real ale connoisseurs want somewhere quiet and relaxing to visit where they can enjoy a pint of good quality beer and socialise with other like minded people.
"We think the fact that customers will have access to a beer garden will add a new dimension to the venue.”
The Weavers Real Ale House was Wyre Forest's first micro-pub, a venue with no commercial ties with the larger breweries and can therefore sell a range of beers and ciders sourced from smaller independent brewers.
Mr Davis said: "The Weavers at Park Lane is in fact a listed building and yet there is extensive regeneration and new build housing development in the area.
"We’re hoping to attract people that will enjoy taking an easy stroll to an establishment that’s warm and welcoming with the ambience of a pub of ‘yesteryear’ to enjoy the simplicity of a pint of real ale served by a convivial host in a friendly atmosphere.”