VIDEO: Doncaster Brewery Tap opens

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A haven of real ales and ciders has been officially opened in Doncaster today.

Doncaster Brewery has operated for two years on Young Street and has now opened a tap room so visitors can watch the brewing process, while enjoying their favourite tipple.

Ian and Alison Blaylock at Doncaster Brewery Tap.

Ian and Alison Blaylock at Doncaster Brewery Tap.

Co-owners Alison and Ian Blaylock, of Wheatley, said they were proud top be opening a new town centre venue at a time when others are closing.

Mrs Blaylock, 46, said: “We want it to be a quiet place where people can come for a drink and have a chat. There is also a viewing window so people can watch Ian brewing the ale.”

She added: “Pubs are essential to communities, especially at a time when places like post offices and libraries are closing.”

There will be five ales from the brewery itself, plus a guest ale and cider.

MP Rosie Winterton, who is backing the Doncaster Star’s Save Our Pubs campaign, officially opened the venue this afternoon.

She said: “This is an incredibly exciting day for Doncaster Brewery. It is a nice place where people can come and it is very much a community pub.”

Doncaster’s civic mayor Pat Haith added: “I just hope this is the start of something big for Doncaster Brewery. The role of pubs is to bring communities together and it is important that we keep these open.”