New Bar On The Block

Nestled in the heart of Tarleton village is one of Lancashire’s newest and most exciting micropubs, writes Tracy Hargreaves

Owned by joiner Mark Lawson and his wife Toni from Fulwood, The Vestry Bar on Church Road opened its doors just over two months ago and has been enjoying huge success ever since.

With a focus on supporting local breweries, as well as offering a large selection of gins and wine, The Vestry has created a warm, dog-friendly environment with a real community feel.

“We’d been looking for suitable premises for over a year,” said Mark. “And Tarleton seemed the perfect spot, we love the local community feel it has. The reaction to our venture has been great. It’s been so popular we decided to renovate upstairs for extra seating. We’re also lucky to have a large area outside which will be perfect when the weather is nice.”

Using reclaimed scaffolding, Mark spent most of his evenings fitting out the bar and seating himself. But his hard work has paid off with the pub already packed with locals and with bar manager Billy Hipwell at the helm, all is in hand.

Open until 11.30pm Wednesday – Saturday and 9.00pm Sunday (closed Monday and Tuesday), visitors can look forward to new ales on a weekly basis, free cheeseboards as well as regular live music.

“We’re delighted it’s going so well. We’ve wanted to open a micropub for some time and can’t believe it’s now actually happened,” added Mark.

The Vestry
109 Church Road
Tarleton, Preston PR4 6UP
01772 301976



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