Meantime opens pub ‘smaller than snooker table’ in Greenwich
By Lydia Bryant on Thursday, October 20, 2016
Guest post by Callum Gable.
Greenwich Brewer, Meantime, is set to open Britain’s smallest pub measuring just 6ft by 8ft.
There is space only for three people at a time and customers have a choice of drinking either London Lager, London Pale Ale or six limited edition ‘Make Time For It’ beers. The pub brags the work of six of the most talented craftsman in Britain, each helping to create the glasses, the pub sign, the bar stools, the wallpaper, neon installation and even the landlord’s waistcoat.
The pub is open to all and is free upon entry. Visitors also have a choice of booking ahead or can simply turn up with their friends to experience the tiny pub and all of its bespoke features. Meantime has positioned the pub in Greenwich – an excellent location for gig-goers on their way to the O2.
The purpose of the ‘Make Time For It’ pub is to encourage people to spend time together instead of simply socialising using their mobiles. To make sure this is honoured the landlord will be confiscating people’s devices when they enter, guaranteeing they make proper time for one another.
Rich Myers, Marketing Director of Meantime Brewing Company, says: “The ‘Make Time For It’ campaign was designed to highlight the importance of time, the fifth ingredient in ours beers, as well as celebrate the best of British craft from across the country. The bar was designed to help create the perfect drinking environment – a space to appreciate craft in a variety of forms and the perfect spot to spend time catching up with a mate over a beer”
He also talks about taking the miniature pub on a tour of Britain which he says is “possible because of the fact that it can fit comfortably in the back of a transit van”.
I like the idea of a free beer but I’m not sure how I’d get on with actually having to talk to my friends.