DMP at Number 39


It is with great sadness that we can now announce that Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap will now looking to sell the business in the New Year. During the sale of the bar, any live music events will be announced on a 'pro tem' basis.

We have had ten brilliant years and we look back on those times as the best that we have ever had. However, it has come to the time when Barry is retiring, Gary needs a break from the commitment of weekly events promotions and Ben needs a new challenge having been our bar manager since he was in his teens and he is now the longest serving licensee in the town centre.

We are proud of what has been achieved and created in the last ten years and we have some of the best customers! It all started with Barry and Terry Walsh and we send a massive thank you to Terry because without him Number 39 would not be what it is today! The music nights have seen world class touring artistes from across the globe with people travelling for miles and miles just to be here every week. We have been the East Lancs Camra Pub Of The Year 2014, 2017 and 2019 and our loyal long serving staff have been brilliant! In ten years We have never had an incident where the police have been involved and never had any licensing issues. We've always had an excellent relationship with the police and authorities.

We feel that through our collaboration with Darwen Music Projects we have contributed to the town's nightlife in a real positive way - purposely doing our own thing, working with other venues and not clashing with their events. Instead we have concentrated on, and created our own little cultural hub that we are immensely proud of.

This business really is a great opportunity for someone to come along and continue the good name of the bar... or being ideally situated, to try something different.

We are going to miss doing this and being part of this wonderful bar and music venue but now is the right time for us to move on. Our music programme will run until the end of the year and we aim to go out with a bang come and join us for the last four months and let's make them special!

Thank you all for your continued support, we will miss you!

Barry, Gary & Ben.

Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap
26th August 2019


Contact Details

Contact the Venue
Number 39 Hopstar Brewery Tap
39-41, Bridge Street

Contact the Organiser
Gary Ward