On Tap – Biddulph’s dog-friendly gin bar

My little hometown has quite a traditional high street. Biddulph is full of a lot of hairdresses, takeaways and a Wetherspoons.

However, it’s really beginning to modernise with new independents springing up. I was absolutely delighted to hear that a new café bar has opened in place of a retired DIY shop in Biddulph. On Tap is one of the venues that keeps me in town a little bit longer.

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On Tap has a wonderful community feel and provides a hub for all ages to go and socialise in a sophisticated yet relaxed space. The atmosphere in the bar is really chilled, and the owners, Dave and Liz, are so friendly and perceptive.

Whilst I’ve popped in with various people, such as Jake, mum and dad, and Anya, Dave remains a bank of knowledge when it comes to what his customers drink. I popped in just before Christmas to pick up some beers as gifts, and Dave had said ‘your fella likes a stout doesn’t he?’ and reeled off the list of craft stouts in stock.

Another great thing is that On Tap is dog friendly. Phoebe and Frank are greeted with lots of cuddles and treats by staff and customers alike. It’s great that more and more bars are becoming dog-friendly.

The bar’s décor is entirely reclaimed, with walls made from World War ammunition boxes, tables made from the upstairs floorboards and old cinema chairs to lounge about in. It’s quirky and cosy and it’s right up my street. It’s the perfect spot to just sit and watch the world go by. On Tap wouldn’t look out of place in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, and has that really cool, inner-city feel.

They hold several events throughout the year, including gin and beer tasting. I’ve been for a ‘meet the brewery’ session with Mobberley Brewhouse, as well as this fab event with cherry coke floats!

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4 Comments

  1. January 27, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    I love the sign of this place and the fact you can take dogs in ❤️

  2. January 28, 2018 / 10:22 pm

    Anywhere which is dog-friendly is a winner! Love the vibe of this place x

  3. January 29, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    This is the most amazing place ever! xx

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