WESTCHASE — Three years ago, Derek Wells and his family opened up The Wild Rover Pub & Brewery in Odessa, but quickly realized they needed more space.
"We pretty much outgrew it from Day 1," said Wells, who is originally from Sussex, England.
In August, The Wild Rover opened the doors to its new location in Westchase on Lynmar Boulevard. The bigger space allows room for larger-capacity brewing equipment, as well as the pub and restaurant.
"We're a little more than a brewery," Wells said. "We wanted to create the family, the traditional English pub, atmosphere around our brewery."
The Wild Rover offers three different seating and dining areas for guests to enjoy. The traditional English pub bar and traditional English saloon bar are for adults only and are free of televisions.
"We're known for this being a conversation area," Wells said. "Like a traditional English pub, people can sit and talk and not have noise and flashing TVs."
For sports fans and families, the compromise bar offers five TVs and a 120-inch big screen. During "Beer and Breakfast," English Premier League soccer fans can cheer on their favorite team while enjoying pints of beer and a full English breakfast, which is served during halftime.
The Wild Rover is located at 13921 Lynmar Blvd. and is open daily for lunch and dinner. A grand-opening celebration will be held Saturday and Sunday, with special beer releases and live music.
For more information, visit facebook/thewildroverbrewery, or call (813) 475-5995.
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