Cheers! Micropub is launched in Rothbury

Paul Johnson outside The Narrow Nick, in Rothbury. Picture by Mary Scott.
Paul Johnson outside The Narrow Nick, in Rothbury. Picture by Mary Scott.

A family-run micropub has opened in Rothbury and the husband and wife team are aiming to win awards in the future.

Paul and Andrea Johnson unveiled The Narrow Nick, on High Street, earlier this month.

The boozer will feature a range of ales and ciders, as well as prosecco, wines and gin.

Some of the products are made by the couple in their unit at Ashington, while there will also be rotating guest drinks.

The pair also run The Office, in Morpeth; The Foxes Den, in Felton; and Acton Ales, in Ashington.

Earlier this year, The Office was named as South East Northumberland Pub of the Year, as well as South East Northumberland Cider Pub of the Year, as part of the Tyneside and Northumberland Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Awards. And they hope that they can achieve similar feats at The Narrow Nick.

Paul said: “We would like The Narrow Nick to win the North Northumberland category – and even Northumberland Pub of the Year – and follow on from what The Office has achieved.”

The couple run the pub along with one member of staff and they are toasting positive feedback since opening the doors.

Paul said: “The first few weeks have been really good and we have had some good feedback. We have already got regular customers, which is something that we wanted to achieve. We have micropubs in Felton, Morpeth and Ashington and we wanted to open in Rothbury because it is a nice area with nice people.”

The pub is named after a narrow section of pathway close by, which is known locally as The Narrow Nick.

The Narrow Nick is open daily from 5pm, with last orders at 10.30pm. For more information, visit The Narrow Nick, Rothbury, on Facebook.