Purecraft suddenly closes

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We’re sad to report that Purecraft bar on St Peter’s Gate has suddenly closed. The bar’s owners, the Purecraft bewery tweeted to say that today (Sunday 30th July) would be the last day of trading.

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Purecraft had set the bar high, but seemingly couldn’t sustain it’s high profile, high rent location.

In a statement to NottsNight, Purecraft’s Martin Hilton said  : “We are sorry to be closing and have enjoyed our time in Nottingham. We have tried to stay true to our goals of delivering crafted beer, interesting fresh food and quality service and  have created a good and loyal following but sadly not enough and it simply hasn’t worked out for us as we had hoped.

We continue to trade strongly in our Birmingham site and hope folk will come and visit us there. We’d like to thank our customers, suppliers and fellows for their support.”

Purecraft – a West Midlands based brewery, opened it’s Nottingham bar in March 2016 in the former Dome restaurant building, close to Marks and Spencer. Offering a large selection of Purecraft’s own beers and an extensive menu of bottles, it had established itself as a welcoming, mid market venue. It also served hearty meals along with some rather nice bar snacks, and topped it off with tasting boards, offering a choice of three, one-third pints.

At NottsNight, we always found Purecraft a very amiable venue. Although not strictly being in our favourite category of real ales, it served good beer, and did so with excellent service. The staff often went out of their way to help customers decide which brews to taste, and table service was always an option.

However, it was often fairly quiet, even at weekends – and our team sometimes wondered if it could survive in an increasingly competitive market, given it’s location, slightly off the main Lace Market track.

Purecraft’s bar in Birmingham continues to trade and we wish them well.

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