Artisan ales and food on sale at Doncaster pub

The Marketplace Alehouse and Deli co-owner, Kath Thorpe.
The Marketplace Alehouse and Deli co-owner, Kath Thorpe.

A real ale pub, cafe, restaurant and deli in Doncaster, that has just celebrated its first anniversary, is going from strength to strength.

The Marketplace Alehouse and Deli is run and owned by Kath Thorpe and her business partner Rachel Brooks, and both have built up the business into a real ale paradise with more than 300 artisan bottled brews on sale as well as a selection on draught.

To add to the duos growing business concerns they are also in the process of having the nearby Queens pub in Market Place refurbished and aim to have this up and running with a grand opening planned for July.

Kath, 32, said the first year of business had been very successful and both her and 36-year-old Rachel were looking forward to opening their new venture as The Queens Restaurant and Grill with, of course, “a decent line up of cask ales”.

The CAMRA member added: “I feel we offer something unique with food, deli and hot beverages all on the same site. We aimed to offer a continental feel to the place with a cafe and restaurant alongside alcohol and I feel we have achieved that.

“Our artisan brews selection is comprehensive with a Yorkshire section of ales, regional section and even an international section, making up more than 300 bottled beers and ciders. Even the food we sell has a focus on local artisan produce with chutneys, jams, liqueurs and much more made in the region.”

She further added: “We try to create a bijou feel here that is intimate rather than impersonal. And we also aim to bring back The Queens to its former glory and hopefully even improve on it.”