Eight’s great for indie pub operator


Fast-growing pub company and brewery Derby Brewing has opened a new hybrid café, deli, shop and bar.

The new venue at Aston-on-Trent, South Derbyshire, is the indie operator’s eighth.

It has been named Notsa – Aston spelled backwards and a reference to Notsa Engineering, a local company that traded in the village until the mid-1980s.

The premises on Derby Road was previously used as a maltings and garage.

Managing director Paul Harris, who founded Derby Brewing in 2004, said: “We are delighted to have finally opened Notsa, an exciting new concept for us, combining a premium café, deli, shop and bar in the heart of Aston-on-Trent.

“It is open from early serving breakfast, coffees and cakes. Coupled with a fantastic lunch and deli offer plus of course our range of award-winning ales, craft beers, artisan wines, spirits and cocktails.”

The firm also operates the Derby Brewing Tap House, The Clubhouse and The Greyhound in Derby city centre,  The Hole in the Wall in Mickleover, The Middle Bell in Barton under Needwood, The Pig at Lichfield and The Pointing Dogs in Matlock.