Some years ago, Claytons Bar was transformed from a very traditional old pub into THE place to go in town. At the height of it’s success, the place was incredibly popular and busy – but when the landlord and landlady decided to move on things took a turn for the worse. The place looked the same, but something was missing – and it just wasn’t as popular.
Having been closed (again) for some while, The Claytons is set to reopen on Saturday 2nd July (not Friday 1st as previously stated), and we have spoken to the guys who will be running it to get all the details.
Antosh, one of the pair running the bar, said “We are keen to be known for attentive and friendly service with high quality products, whether it be the wines, the cocktails or the charcuterie. We want to keep it simple but perfect.”
Inside, not much has been changed structurally, but they are making significant cosmetic changes, but are keeping tight lipped at present – “it is strikingly different, but we are trying to be a little secretive in how it looks so that it is a nice surprise for people when they visit.”
Food will be offered, intended to complement the drink offering – e.g. cheeseboards and charcuterie boards.
Open hours are Thu 9:30am-11pm,Fri 9:30am-1am, Sat 11am-1am, Sun 11am-10:30pm.
Serving Coffee, Tea & Cakes 7 days a week. Baby change facilities and child friendly in the day all week.
Given the past history, the opening is sure to create a fair bit of buzz, and we will of course be visiting for a full review.