New Diss micro pub is on the right track after opening

Dan Steggles at the recently opened Jolly Porter at Diss rail station. ANL-161207-104913001
Dan Steggles at the recently opened Jolly Porter at Diss rail station. ANL-161207-104913001

The owner of a recently opened micro pub at Diss rail station says business has been steady and feedback positive since its introduction to the town.

The Jolly Porter, which derives its name from a pub located near the station in the 1960s, was opened on July and is the brainchild of Dan Steggles, who founded the Hoxne Brewery in 2013.

It occupies the former taxi office and is open seven days a week.

Mr Steggles said: “I’d heard about the concept of micro pubs taking over empty buildings and providing a place to enjoy a drink and a chat with no games machines, juke boxes or TVs.

“When I saw that part of the station building at Diss was up for let I knew the model would work and Abellio Greater Anglia was very open to the idea.”