Real ale aim at new coffee bar

Ale and Hearty: Sharne Castle, owner of the new bar Moca, Dale Road, Matlock.
Ale and Hearty: Sharne Castle, owner of the new bar Moca, Dale Road, Matlock.

Drinkers can enjoy a range of real ales, wines and freshly ground coffee – at a newly launched venue in Matlock.

Sleek and modern MoCa Bar, in Dale Road, has already proved popular with customers since opening two weeks ago and now the bar is set to offer a new light bites menu.

The premises is run by Paul Mosley, who is also the landlord of the Bell Inn in Cromford, and Paul’s sister-in-law Sharne Castle.

Chartered accountant Sharne, of Cromford, said she had always wanted to run her own business.

She said: “I thought this seemed like a good opportunity and it’s a great spot.

“I’ve had some catering experience in the past and always had an interest in it. I think between us, with Paul real’s ale knowledge, we should make a good go of it.”

She added: “I think Matlock is getting a lot better and there are a lot more independent shops in the town now.”

The bar sells fresh coffee and a wide selection of wine and at the end of the month is set to launch a new menu offering light bites such as soup, sandwiches, cold platters and cheese and biscuits.