Forum Goes To New York
Amidst the wealth of trendy bars cropping up all over the city, Forum Café Bars Ltd (FCBL) has snubbed the retro revival and decided to go even further back into the past in a bid to recreate the atmosphere of ye olde pubs of yesteryear.
FCBL, who run the Common Room, The Old House and The Forum, are the new tenants of the ground floor of The York on Fulwood Road, in the leafy suburb of Broomhill, which they are due to reopen as a traditional pub in September.
So, whilst skinny jeans or Bryll creamed quiffs might be the flavour of the month, FCBL feel that it’s the Victorians who really knew how to have a good old knees up and are looking down memory lane to inspire their latest venture.
Initially a blacksmiths come travellers’ inn/ale house dating back to the early 1800's, The York was later converted into a hotel with a pub on the ground floor. Whilst you won’t be able to get a bed for the night for six shillings anymore, the aim of the new venture is to recreate the atmosphere of a bygone time where you can expect to find quality ale and hearty grub completely sourced from local suppliers, as well as having their own smoke house and making virtually everything onsite – including homemade bread and preserves.
Head to www.forumcafebars.co.uk for more.