This amazingly interesting and unique bar opened on 20th December 2018 after about four years of trying to find the right premises in Syston.
The owners, Dave and Bob have created a very unusual Micro Pub outlet on High Street, Syston.
Dave said “I had this vision and Bob made it a reality.” They have travelled all over the country to collect the items that make this micro pub so unusual, buying items via Internet auction sites and antique shops, while they were in different parts of the country, they visited other micro pubs and noted the good points from those visited to help create this one.
The whole room displays items that would have been found in a 1950s Chemist. These include cameras from the period, as chemists used to develop films. They also display dentistry items with a dental chair including ‘Cedric’ the skeleton! Pictured below, who is proving very popular with customers, who take ‘selfies’ with him!
The posters are all originals reproduced by Bob and scaled up or down to fit the space (see pictures).
One poster, not pictured, shows the names that will be used on the doors of the rooms located on the first floor. These rooms will be available to the community to hire for meetings, functions and groups. Please call into the Pharmacie to book.
Each room will have its own theme, with the larger room having a Music and Film theme again from the 1950s. This will also be a vinyl room, so you can take along your own records to be played. It will also have two dart boards where the Pharmacie’s darts teams will play. At the moment they have a men’s team but invite any women to call in and sign up to form a women’s team.
After describing this amazing outlet, it would be very remiss to forget to mention that they specialise in real ale/craft beers and always have at least one local ale on tap. They also offer two lagers, two ciders as well as spirits and soft drinks.
Dogs are welcome with well behaved owners and water and treats are available for the four legged visitors.
Children with parents are also welcome up to 7pm.
Disabled customers are catered for with accessible facilities.
Dave said they have had a fantastic response from local residents and that the atmosphere is brilliant.
The opening times of the Pharmacie are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4pm to 11pm, Friday 3pm to 11pm, Saturday and Sunday 12noon to 11pm. They are closed on Mondays.
We wish them great success as they have brought something exciting and unique to our High Street. The feedback from other retailers, pubs and clubs is that they are benefiting from the increased visitors, stating that they have seen an increase in business and lots of new faces in their establishments since the Pharmacie opened, so Congratulations Dave and Bob, you are regenerating our High Street.