THE big-hearted boss behind Stourbridge's Craddocks Brewery says the doors have now opened on his hotly-anticipated not for profit charity bar.

David Craddock, with help from a group of like-minded friends, has opened brand new bar The Good Intent in Birmingham's Great Western Arcade with the aim of donating all of the profits to charities and good causes.

The venture, which opened at noon today (Monday October 21), is among the first of its kind in the UK.

Together with accountant Richard Ward, finance man Chris Hill and business expert Andy Donaldson, David started a crowdfunding page online to help raise funds to cover the internal fit out of the bar and more than 200 people have donated money and goods to help get the project off the ground.

David, from Stourbridge, who runs The Duke William and The Plough and Harrow in Stourbridge, The Talbot in Droitwich and The King Charles House in Worcester, said of the new venture: "It's magnificent. I'm really pleased everyone loves it."

Decorated to "mirror the Victorian splendour of the Great Western Arcade" - the bar, which will be run as a Community Interest Company, will raise money for a different cause every three months.

It is hoped ultimately that it will generate around £100,000 for charities each year.