UK: Barwizards launch gastrobar venue

27 November, 2009

UK: Britain’s Got Talent flair phenomenon the Barwizards have opened a gastrobar in Littleborough, Lancashire.

Neil Lowrey and Neil Garner invested around £250,000 in the 48-cover freehold, called Barwizards Lounge.

The format includes a large drinks list with over 30 cocktails. Staff were trained for three weeks prior to the launch and had to pass a series of tests before becoming employed.

Neil Lowrey said: “At the moment, the staff don’t flair because it’s important they get the drinks right, first.

“Neil and I take to the bar on Friday and Saturday evenings to give the customers a show.”

The food menu features local produce and a twists that fit in with the Barwizard concept – instead of beer batter, fish is coated in Moscow Mule batter, for example.

Best selling cocktails include pineapple chilli margarita.

“It’s about building trust with customers and getting everyone to enjoy great cocktails.”

Lowrey and Garner hope to open four similar bars and a hotel in the next five years.

 





Comment

Philip Duff

Duff Said: Awash with rum

As the weather gets bleak Philip Duff turns to the warming notes of rum for comfort. But there are currently several elements unsettling the category

Events

Facebook

Twitter