Bath brewery Abbey Ales develops taste for city centre pubs

June 28, 2012

Independent brewery Abbey Ales is seeking to add to its four-strong chain of Bath city centre pubs as refurbishment work on its latest acquisition nears completion.

The Trinity, on James Street West near Kingsmead Square, is being fitted out as a traditional pub – taking it back to its former glory – but adding what the brewery describes as “a contemporary stylish feel to a classic interior”. The pub is being leased from major national chain Punch Taverns.

It joins the Bath-based brewery’s three other city centre pubs – the National Heritage Inventory-listed Star Inn, sports bar the Assembly Inn and the Coeur De Lion, the city’s smallest pub.

All serve the award-winning brewery’s own range of cask beers, including its flagship brand Bellringer as well as a range of other locally-brewed ales, continental lagers, traditional pub food and wines and spirits.

Abbey Ales managing director Alan Morgan said: “We are delighted to have acquired The Trinity which is our third Punch lease.

“We have a love and enthusiasm for great beer and quality pub food. We believe city centre pubs are the way forward and are considering more outlets as and when they become available. We believe beer enthusiasts will particularly enjoy what The Trinity has to offer.”

The pub has been closed for two months for planning approval and refurbishment, which has taken place in partnership with Punch. It will open in mid-July and will be managed by Tycjan Zaleski who said: “I have always loved The Trinity and we are going to do things to make it special and different from all the other pubs in the vicinity.

“There’s a lot of money being put into this part of town and it’s fast becoming a popular area for tourists, theatre goers and locals.”

Abbey Ales was founded in 1997 and remains the only brewery to operate in the Bath for more than 50 years.

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