FIXED Wheel Brewery is just days away from opening its new micro bar in Cradley Heath.

The Handle Bar, on Cradley Heath High Street, will be the award-winning brewery's second micro-bar.

Based on Long Lane in Blackheath, the brewery also runs the Wheelie Thirsty Micropub on Halesowen Road, Old Hill.

It has spent tens of thousands of pounds completely gutting and transforming the former Presley's bar in Cradley Heath.

The bar, which will be a live music venue hosting local bands on Saturday nights, is all set to open to eager punters at noon on Friday (August 27).

It has a capacity of 120 inside as well as an outdoor beer garden and is creating five new jobs.

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Penny Birks, manager, said: "It looks fantastic.

"We've been doing the work for a couple of months now and the transformation is amazing.

"I'm really excited about it.

"The way things have been going with the Wheelie Thirsty micropub being busier than ever is great.

"As soon as we reopened everyone came back in floods.

"We will see how the live music goes at The Handle Bar on a Saturday and if there's demand we may do other nights with live music as well."

The brewery is owned by semi-professional cyclist Scott Povey.

The record-breaking time trialist successfully combined his two greatest passions to create Fixed Wheel Brewery.

The brewery has gone from strength-to-strength winning multiple awards.

It sells beers from its website at and its tap room is open to the public every Friday from 4pm – 10pm and on Saturdays from 11am till 10pm.

A micro-bar which it opened on Lye High Street, unfortunately closed before lockdown.

The Handle Bar will open from Thursdays to Sundays from noon till 11pm.

It has ABK lagers, ales, ciders and gins as well as other spirits. Fixed Wheel beers are on offer along with a selection of guest ales.

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