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A SMALL brewery and taproom in the historic centre of Tenby can also open as a bar following the granting of a variation on its existing licence.

Harbwr Brewery was established in 2015 in a refurbished building on Sergeants Lane where visitors enjoy brewery tours, ale sampling and food.

Michael Evans, also a county councillor for Tenby, has applied for a new premise licence to serve alcohol 9am to 11pm seven days a week, open until 12.30am.

The family also own nearby pubs the The Buccaneer Inn, The Hope and Anchor as well as the Harbwr Bar and Kitchen in Saundersfoot.

He told the licensing sub-committee on Monday, July 29 that the premises already has a licence and trades as a bar but it had expanded into a neighbouring building and he was putting his name on the license, and “taking off an old business partner.”

There were objections from a neighbour who said that Tenby had “more than enough licensed premises as it is.”

She added that she had concerns that the “migration” of customers from other drinking establishments would be diverted past her home on a street with “subdued lighting and dark corners, ideal for those needing to urinate or vomit upon their exit from a pub.”

Responding to objections Cllr Evans said it was “impossible” that the brewery’s balcony overlooked the complaints house.

“It’s interesting that she states that she has little noise disturbance from the two beer gardens which are in-between the brewery and her property,” he added.

The sub-committee approved the licence.

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