Brand new wine bar from award-winning retailers aiming to become 'best in North West'

Brand new wine bar from award-winning retailers aiming to become 'best in North West'

Owners of an award-winning independent wine shop who last year bid to expand their business are set to open a brand new wine bar on the site of a former bank.
The Whalley Wine Shop in King Street, Whalley, submitted an application to Ribble Valley Council in March last year to transform its neighbouring premises - the former Barclays Bank - into an extended shop, wine bar and cafe.
And after receiving the green light, they set about turning the vacant building into the Ribble Valley's 'very best venue for enjoying wine', with an official opening taking place on Wednesday.
A spokesperson for the Whalley Wine Shop said: "For the last few months we have been busy refurbishing the old Barclays Bank next door to the Whalley Wine Shop, transforming it into the Ribble Valley's very best venue for enjoying wine.
"We will be serving a fantastic range of over 350 quality wines, along with a small selection of craft beers and fine spirits.
"To complement this there will be a small food offering of cheese and charcuterie sharing boards alongside a variety of quality nibbles.
"Just like the service we provide at The Whalley Wine Shop, our new passionate and knowledgeable bar team will be on hand to help customers choose the right wines, every time. "
Last year, owner, Tom Jones and his team were due to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Whalley Wine Shop, but found they had to shelve their planned events and tastings due to the pandemic.
However, this gave them the opportunity to look at their long term strategy, and how they could add something new and exciting for customers and for Whalley.
Opening a wine bar during a pandemic, when the hospitality industry was on its knees, was a ...
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