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Friday, 4 August 2017

The Wash House Opens

A new micro-ale bar launched in Milford on Sea this week, further reinforcing the village’s reputation as one of the best places to drink and eat in the New Forest. The Wash House, aptly named due to the building being a former launderette, formally opened on Wednesday 26th July with the aim to provide a little oasis for craft beer, wine and gin lovers looking for a different experience. 

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Working in close partnership with some of the region’s leading artisan producers, The Wash House is independently owned by Joe Woodsford and Darren Spinks and will be managed by Duncan Broomfield. The idea behind the micro-ale bar is to offer beer lovers something different from the standard pub offering. The Wash House team are also huge supporters of local producers and want to put the bar at the heart of the local community. 

The Wash House will stock craft ales, lagers and ciders from a range of producers across Dorset, Hampshire and the south coast. Alongside awarding winning Pothecary and Conker gins, Dancing Cows, Broken Bridge, Beavertown and Vibrant Brewery cask ales will be stocked throughout the summer, but, being independent, the guys plan to have an ever-changing selection of ales throughout the year. 

With the help of Lymington based wine merchants, Solent Cellar, they have developed a balanced wine list from both new and old-world vineyards. Their coffee will be freshly roasted by Coffee Monger’s and over the coming weeks Duncan hopes to introduce a range of pastries, cheeses and bar snacks that complement the drinks offering. 

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Commenting on the launch, Wash House manager Duncan Broomfield said; “After months of planning and refurbishment on the bar, we are excited about opening our doors to both Milford locals and visitors from further afield. We have taken time to source a fantastic range of craft ales and spirits to ensure we’re offering beer lovers a new and more authentic experience.” 

“We are in the process of finalising a range of bar snacks and nibbles that will be perfect with a beer or a morning coffee. We won’t ever have a fully operational kitchen, but if people want to enjoy a take-away from one of Milford’s restaurants they can bring it into the bar and we’ll provide plates and cutlery. The bar is also available for private hire and can accommodate up to 40 guests, making it the perfect place for a celebration or event, especially as we can work with outside caters to take care of your every need.” Concluded Duncan. 

The Wash House will be open from 10am – 11pm, Sunday to Monday, serving alcohol from 11am. For more information or to stay updated on news please visit, Facebook or Instagram @thewashhousemilfordonsea

The Wash House
27 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF

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