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Strange brew… inside the Barearts Brewery

Bare Arts Brewery

Inside Todmorden’s only brewery. Nestling alongside Gauxholme Viaduct lies this micro-brewery, run by the inimitable Trevor Cook. Here lies the start of many a good brew, and Trevor is not afraid to create memorably powerful beers in this deceptively small building. When I shot this, the air was laced with the sweet smell of malt as Andrew the master brewer was finishing off the last batch of ale for Christmas. The taste was as good as the aroma had promised…

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Café Noir at Bare Arts

Café Noir at Bare Arts

Café Noir at Bare Arts, December 2007

Live jazz and fresh beer on a Sunday afternoon.

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The Bare Arts Gallery and Beer Shop, Todmorden

The Bare Arts Gallery and Beer Shop, Todmorden

The only licenced nude art gallery in the UK.

Not long after discovering the joys of Bare Arts, an independent outlet purveying fine home-brewed ales and lively nude paintings, I dropped in and took this shot on a typical Friday evening. It perfectly encapsulates the delightfully characteristic mix of people and products which makes it such a wonderful destination. Thanks to Trevor and Kathryn for their hospitality and enthusiasm!

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