Sneak peek inside Beverley gin club which will be opening soon
East Riding Gin Club Kitchen & Bar is to open at the former Bird & Beer, North Bar Within, Beverley (Image: Peter Harbour)
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 16 Apr 2018
Beverley is to get a posh gin venue - and the Mail has been inside for a sneak peek.
East Riding Gin Club Kitchen & Bar is targeting May 1 for its official opening, with work well under way at the former Bird & Beer chicken and ale restaurant.
Hull businessman Mike Robinson is behind the exciting new venture for the venue in North Bar Within.
He says: “We’re doing something totally different to what is already in Beverley .
“We’re not following the lines of the smokehouses or whatever, this will be something different and niche.
“Gin is the up and coming thing. We are looking to bring a nice twist to the concept to Beverley.
“We will be serving gin cocktails, as well as good food to complement them.”
East Riding Gin Club Kitchen & Bar is coming soon (Image: Peter Harbour)
Mr Robinson says excitement is building after the East Riding Gin Club signs went up on Thursday.
He says: “It’s very exciting, hopefully we will be the first in Beverley with this concept.
“It’s attracting a lot of attention, Beverley is an affluent area and people are excited about it being a gin club.
“There is already loads of interest, people are stopping to take pictures and someone has been in wanting to book in a party.
“It’s definitely creating a some excitement.”
Mr Robinson says he is investing heavily in transforming the venue in the town’s Georgian Quarter.
An artificial green wall will be lit with neon lights (Image: Peter Harbour)
He says: “It will be an upmarket kind of place to come and chill and have some nice drinks and good food in a nice friendly atmosphere.
“We are going for a high-end finish. We have invested heavily in it and I think the end product will look good.”
The venue will have 70 seats for diners, plus seating for drinkers.
Work is well under way on the interior at the gin club (Image: Peter Harbour)
Features in the front bar area include bespoke wall covering in luxury red velvet.
Further inside, there is a wall covered in artificial greenery which will be lit with neon lights.
In the spacious outdoor area, to the rear of the venue, there will be further seating for 50 people.
At least nine jobs will be created by the venture.
"We will recruit locally," says Mr Robinson.
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