Drinkers who want to support a Plumstead brewery’s plans to turn a former bank at Blackheath Standard into a “beer café” can now show their support to Greenwich Council.
As The Charlton Champion revealed last month, Common Rioters Brewery wants to turn the former Barclays into The Green Goddess, which will also provide it with a place to brew its own beers.
Documents submitted to council planners reveal plans to turn the old basement vault into a bottle cellar and tasting area, with the main bar and brewery on the ground floor. Separate plans have been submitted to convert the first floor offices of the bank into housing; there is already a flat on the top floor.
The building would also need a premises licence to operate as a bar – for now, the planning application indicates that it would close by 11.30pm.
“Education is a core theme of the concept – It’s planned to hold occasional brewery tours and ‘be a brewer’ events as well as sommelier led tasting and training sessions,” the application says. It’s anticipated that an apprentice (covering all aspects of brewing and bar management) will be taken on in due course to help open access to the industry.”
In the meantime, Common Rioters are opening a pop-up bar at Charlton House from 12 April to show off their offerings to locals.
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