Review: Wigs Place Micro Pub – High Spen

Review: Wigs Place Micro Pub – High Spen

Micro Pub – there is no clear definition, it’s a little pub, the unwritten rule is ‘keep it simple’ – Wigs Place does this. It’s a small room in what was once High Spen Post Office.

A single room with a small bar with a seating area, The walls are adorned with classic advertisements for Tetleys Beer, Bisto and all sorts, the bar keeps it simple, no music, no fuss, just the ambience of whoever is drinking with you.

On the bar is 4 real ale hand-pull lines and a 5th Keg, there’s a well stocked spirits section and beer fridge too.

I landed on a Friday night, I thought this pub was brand new but it’s been serving the locals since mid November 2016.

As soon as I went in I felt welcome, the pub was small and intimate and even though I wasn’t around made me imagine what it might have been like to drink in pubs of a bygone era would be like before the mod-cons…

Just simple, no sky sports, no meal deals, no jukeboxes or karaoke nights just drinks and a pack of crisps if you were feeling adventurous.

There’s a reason why these ‘Micro Pubs’ are popping up everywhere, people want good beer, and good company without all of the hassle and noise that the sterile chain pub has got us accustomed to.

I was pleasantly surprised by the prices of the beer, the local brew by TOPS (The Olde Potting Shed, which is practically next door) was a  very modest £2.50 a pint making my round a fiver on the nose… something you don’t expect these days.

All in all an experience I really enjoyed. a ‘proper pub’ I will be back whenever opportunity affords me, despite being down the road the way they’ve got public transport makes it a real challenge to get there as direct travel is a nightmare.

Click through to their website at to check their opening hours, what’s on the bar and see what the place is all about.