We are pleased to announce that Pinehurst will be opening a new microbrewery and restaurant in 2018. Pinehurst Resort has already begun restoring the historic steam plant building in the Village of Pinehurst, and we’re looking forward to watching that area come alive in this new chapter of Pinehurst history.
Here are a few of what we consider to be the most exciting aspects to the Pinehurst Brewery:
• Pinehurst will open a new microbrewery and restaurant in the late spring of 2018 at the historic steam plant in the Village of Pinehurst
• The plant, which opened in 1895 and helped Pinehurst prosper from its earliest days, is located less than a mile from The Carolina Hotel and is mere steps away from The Manor Inn and the historic Village of Pinehurst.
• The Pinehurst Brewery will feature on-site brewing and comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, including a beer garden.
• The Pinehurst Brewery will be an ideal setting for group functions, with special sections reserved for private party use only.
• Much of the original brick and façade will be used in the restoration of the building, including its unique brick corbeling and original steel windows.
• A portion of the outdoor seating will be covered by a trellis designed to mimic the original trolley track that brought coal into the steam plant, which was located in the same area. The design will incorporate the original pylons that held the track in the early 1900s.
• The plant’s original arched entrance will be recovered, and the new arched opening will be filled in with a glass entryway.
• Also included in the renovation will be the return of the smokestack, which was a defining landscape feature of the original Village. The smokestack will be restored in relation to the scale of the renovation and may use the original base, which still remains.
• Originally known as the Power House, the steam power plant began operation on Dec. 31, 1895, allowing for The Holly Inn to provide electricity and steam heat when it opened its doors to its first guests that New Year’s Eve. For decades, the steam plant provided heat and electricity for the Village’s hotels, cottages, businesses and trolleys.