A NEW craft beer and organic wine bar has opened in Worcester city centre.

Craft Inn Worcester, in Foregate Street, which was previously estate agents Reeds Rains, opened on September 15.

The business, situated on the ground floor of the building, has been converted into a bar and coffee room selling craft beer, organic wine, rum and gin.

Ryan Brown, manager, said: “The response has been fantastic, and we are so pleased with how the community has reacted to us. The craft scene is a very tight group of people and they have all embraced us thus far.

“We hope to be a great success in Worcester.”


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The venue has created four full-time and three part-time jobs, according to the planning application submitted to Worcester City Council.

Following concerns raised by West Mercia Police, the bar is open until only midnight on Friday and Saturday and 11pm for the rest of the week.

Police previously objected to the plan saying it had “significant concerns” because of the number of pubs and restaurants in Foregate Street and the surrounding area as well as the number of apartments.

Because of this, the bar needed to show what opening hours will be operated and what CCTV and other security measures would be installed.

The planning application submitted to the council said the bar is “unique” to the area, adding: “The site is adjacent to the city centre and is an appropriate use for the site in that it is close to sustainable transport links and would not have any detrimental impact on the existing uses.”