A micro-pub is one that looks back to the very (very) old days - being more like a drinking parlour or beer-shop rather than the 'gastro-pub' so prevalent today.
And, it's quite a new (if very old) concept...
The Crossways MicroPub in the centre of Blythe Bridge is, as you can see, pretty basic. It's just an unadorned room, with no piped music - and with low prices (£2.80 a pint!). The most exciting thing on offer, apart from the excellent (Peakstones Brewery) beer is ... card-games.
Will micro-pubs succeed? The Crossways has only just opened, so it hasn't had to take on an English winter yet... but, yes, there is interest from the town.