“I have always wanted to gain a Premises Licence but wanted to see how the business went first but finally went for it due to the demand from our customers.”
“Having the licence should help us establish ourselves as a venue in the area. As you can see we have a beautiful space here and yard outside with a south-facing garden.”
Since they started trading some nine months ago customers have been asking Lizzie to open on evening as they look to enjoy what is a lovely environment. The inside is decked out with a range of things, including local art.
“We are a hidden gem. Now we have the Premises Licence we will be looking to do some evening events like some live music” said Lizzie.
Other nice touches include the table numbers, Lizzie explains;
“Rather than having boring numbers we decided to keep with the theme of travel and use road numbers.”
“Tables in the main area and B roads while in the dining room, they are local A roads and the ones in the garden are motorways.”
Lizzie also said that the arrival of Flemingate has had a positive impact on her business, she said;
“The cinema is also good for us. We have a lot of customers who go to the pictures that pop in for food. They tend to go to the cinema regularly and come to us as part of that day out.”
“In the summer we are looking to open longer and also try out a few themed nights too, like stone baked night, pie and pea’s night and cheese and wine nights.”