THE owner of a new pub in Barry has championed new business in the town, saying people should not be put off by what’s going on in the world.

Elliot Hemming, 33, along with business partner Richard Southwood, has just opened the Dock Town Bar on Barry’s Broad Street.

He explained that, after years pulling pints, he and Mr Southwood wanted to open their own space, and - despite the ramifications of Covid or the latest bleak diagnosis of public health in the cost of living crisis - the pair had no fear opening the bar, and wanted to do it because they believe Barry is on the up.

“There is some fear out there about things, but I do not think people should be put off by Covid, or the cost of living crisis,” said Mr Hemming.

“We have to keep going and open up again and go back to normality. Barry is growing and the more businesses here the better.”

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Dock Town Bar opened last weekend

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The bar specialises in craft ales served cool straight form the cask

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The bar has a cool design layout

Superb range of real ales straight out the cask

Dock Town Bar gives a relaxed authentic feel, with subtle pastel shades and classy leather seats.

It will offer both up and downstairs seating as well as some tables set on the street.

The bar is ideally wedged between Wetherspoon and Craft Republic, but what it offers is something special, with superb quality real ales, cooling directly in the cask ready to be poured to thirsty punters.

Lines of beer include the award-winning Vale of Glamorgan Brewery as well as beers from around the world including Norway and Belgium.

The bar also has a special arrangement with Paletta Pizzeria, where you can order a pizza from the popular pizza joint and eat it in Dock Town.

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Mr Hemming invited people to come say hello

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The bar is on the town's Braod Street

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Punters are already loving the unique beers, including from the Vales very own VOG brewerie

Mr Hemming explained the concept behind Dock Town Bar, saying nights out are changing.

“The idea behind Dock Town Bar is the night out is changing and even though people are having fewer nights out they are wanting more variation,” said Mr hemming.

“The idea is come here for a pre or post-restaurant beer, or a pre-drink before a night out in Cardiff.”

That idea so works at Dock Town, with the superb Italian eatery Little Olive just a few doors down.

It all sounds like everything is in place. All that Mr Hemming had left to say was come pay them a visit.

“If you want something a little different, come and say hello.”

Dock Town Bar is situated on Broad Street, at what was formally Scarlets Wine Bar, and will be open Wednesday to Sundays late.