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‘Little Tap’ brings craft beer & a unique dining experience to Tarporley


Exciting times ahead as new bar Little Tap is set to open in the Cheshire village of Tarporley.  It’s currently a work in progress as owners Myles and James have completely stripped back the interior of the lovely old brick building which used to house the old butchers shop.

The duo are going for an informal and relaxed dining experience to give diners a choice as opposed to single meals. The concept is similar to Spanish tapas but with larger plates and the idea being two or three dishes per person which creates a sharing, more sociable atmosphere to bring people together and encourage them to stay and enjoy their experience. Couple this with craft beer, which has boomed in popularity in recent years, and an impressive premium spirits list and Little Tap looks set to be something truly special.

Barlows are delighted to be selected to be a part of this project and our technicians are busy carrying out the plumbing, electrical and fire and security systems.  We wanted to follow the Little Tap journey from start to finish to see how the project unfolds.

The Little Tap story……

Little Tap is the brain child of Myles Carr and James Ivill. Having worked together for a few years they realised that their skill set’s complimented each other greatly, resulting in a fantastic team. With this in mind the process of developing a business idea began, which captured the guys passion for the niche sector of the industry.   Both Myles and James have management experience at a high level and have consistently proven their ability by achieving numerous awards, both local and national for the pubs and restaurants they have worked for. Little Tap bar and restaurant will address a gap in the market which has not yet been reached in Tarporley.

The Little Tap concept is a contemporary and innovative craft beer bar with the addition of small plate dining. Craft beer and small plate dining has had a huge surge in popularity in all major UK cities, this is slowly filtering out of the major cities and into the more rural locations of the towns and villages. This informal dining experience is having a lot of positive exposure over social media and the hospitality industry which secures the idea of it being an ever growing business format. The duo have spent the last year researching and devising the business model. Using their unique ideas as well as some that have been influenced by this growing trend, we know that they have developed a business that is going to thrive and increase brand potential for future expansion.

Good luck guys, although we’re certain success is already on the cards for Little Tap.

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