Spotlight on The Little Bare

In the coming weeks, Explore Morecambe Bay is shining the spotlight on some of the brilliant independent businesses in our Lancashire region.

This time, it’s The Little Bare! The Little Bare is a dog-friendly intimate micro pub run by a father and son team who love beer, people, and dogs!

The Little Bare will offer 4 to 5 cask ales on tap and replace them with another fresh selection when they’re gone. Currently operating as a beer shop for locals and reopening again in May – stay tuned.

We spoke with owner Nick McCann and here’s what he has to share.


How would you describe The Little Bare in a line or two?
It’s a small family run, community focused pub that specialises in real ales and craft beers as well as a wide range of wines and spirits from small like minded producers.


What was the inspiration behind starting The Little Bare?
We started the business as big fans of real ale in general and supporters of the early Micropub movement. We would visit a local one wherever we went and decided whilst enjoying a beer in one to give it a go.


What was The Little Bare like in the early days?
Busy. As the new place in town we would be inundated from start to finish. As we are different from most pubs people didn’t always get what we are trying to do and some down right hated it! Pleased to say most seemed to like it and we were named in the top 16 pubs in the country in CAMRA’s Pub of the Year Competition.


How has The Little Bare evolved over the years?
It’s become a community of like minded fellows. We’re very lucky to call a lot of customers our friends. We now have the smallest beer garden in town and have slowly expanded the drinks on offer, including our own gin.


What are you excited about in the months and years ahead?
As a small venue (while we really understand the necessity) social distancing wasn’t our friend. We were always bustling on weekends so looking forward to getting back to that and having people stood by the bar.


When the lockdown is over and you can once again return to our beloved high streets, please remember to support and shop local.


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