A new café bar has opened in place of a retired DIY shop, bringing something modern to Biddulph’s High Street.
On Tap opened its doors Saturday 18 November serving craft beer and gin, as well as tea, coffee and pastries.
The bar’s decor is entirely reclaimed and up-cycled. Walls are made from World War ammunition boxes, tables made from the upstairs floorboards and old cinema chairs to lounge about in.
The trendy looking bar wouldn’t look out of place in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.
Tina Gray and Liz Heap, from Biddulph, are the masterminds behind the bar.
Liz, 44, said: “I’ve always known I wanted to own my own business.
“Tina owns a horsebox from which she does temporary tattoos. I wanted to buy it off her to do a mobile craft beer business. That’s when we decided to open On Tap together.
“After we came up with the idea, we found out two weeks later that the man who owned Options DIY on the High Street was retiring.
“It was like it was meant to be. It just felt right
“There’s nothing in Biddulph like this and we think it’s bringing a real buzz to the town.
“We want it to be what anyone wants it to be. People with young children, older people people with dogs… whether you want to come in wearing jeans and a jumper for a coffee, or all dressed up before a night out.”
Jill Davies, 43, of Biddulph Moor, is a customer at On Tap, she said: “On Tap is a bit of class in a glass. It has a completely different atmosphere to elsewhere.”
Liz and Tina hope that by January 2018, they will have Tina’s horsebox “ready to rock and roll” for mobile gin and craft beer to serve at events such as weddings and festivals.
On Tap is open Thursday to Monday 8:00am-9:30pm.