Martin Hulland runs new craft beer pub


Martin Hulland, former licensee of Furness College’s bar, Trevor, is the Landlord at a new pub in town called The Tap House.

The pub, which opened on Friday Week 5, is located on Gage Street in the building which previously housed the Mood bar.

The Tap House describe themselves as a “world beer shrine” and say their ethos is to bring an array of artisan brews and International craft ales to Lancaster.

Hulland said: “We are delighted with the positive response from customers on both our unusual range of products and the refurbishment in general. We are looking forward to a bright future in the Lancaster craft beer scene”

A spokesman from The Tap House told SCAN: “The pub has been open two weeks now and is doing very well, as we had hoped! We obviously want to build on this initial success going forward by constantly improving on our products and standards though.”

Rob Lees, President of the Real Ale Society, has visited the pub and said: “The society and I went there on Tuesday the 13th and thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a vast selection of real ales both on draught and bottled, as well as a good vari- ety of bottled cider. One small criticism I do have is that space is limited, especially if you are planning to visit in a large group.”

Ali Shaw, a final year student from Lonsdale, said: “I got a bit of the vibe of old Trev in there, although that was probably down to Martin being behind the bar. The beer was great – it is very exciting to see something so different in Lancaster. I hope it maintains its success.”

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