EP 1: The Brooksteed Alehouse | John Azzopardi | Firsthand experience in running a micropub business


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episode Description

In this episode, we interview Mr John Azzopardi, who owns the Brooksteed Alehouse along with his partner Aaron Burns.

The Brooksteed which is based in Worthing, West Sussex has set a new unprecedented standard for micropubs in recent years. Winning and being shortlisted for national awards such as the Great British Pub and Imbibe.

John Azzopardi - Part Owner of the Brooksteed Alehouse (Credit: Viran Chana)

John Azzopardi - Part Owner of the Brooksteed Alehouse (Credit: Viran Chana)

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helping the community

It certainly has placed Worthing as a national new beer attraction! Its unique personality and community has also led to an equal split in both and female punters. We talk to John about his daily challenges and get invaluable advice in running a micropub firsthand.

Delving into his own personal story; John spent the first part of his life as a theatrical costume designer and an opera singer at drama school. All of this has helped create the popular Brooksteed Pub Choir, which now has over 60 regular members and is the first of its kind in Worthing.

A fantastic involvement in helping charities and other local businesses have also played a huge part in this establishment. Listen to the podcast to find out more.


Before you go

see our work with the Brooksteed alehouse

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Viran Chana