A NEW bar will be coming to Basingstoke soon.

Scottish brewery Brewdog have announced that Basingstoke is one of 20 brand new bars being launched.

The news was revealed on Twitter by founder James Watt, who said it was "a crazy time to be expanding".

The 20 bars, which also include facilities in Plymouth, Exeter, Chelmsford and Bath as well as further afield such as Shanghai, Paris, Mumbai and Bangalore, are "at various stages of construction".

James added on Twitter: "These bars will all be carbon negative and will create over 400 new jobs at a time when job creation is badly needed all over the world."

It is currently not known where the new bar will be located, or when it will open.

The Gazette has contacted Brewdog for more information.

Brewdog, who produced 22 million litres of craft beer every year, was founded in 2007.

One fan on Twitter labelled it "the best thing that has ever happened in Basingstoke".