About two years after the initial planning application, this week permission was granted to convert the existing Lloyds Bank building on Marlow High Street for bar/cafe use. There had been considerable opposition to the original proposal, much of it based around the bank leaving town – but Lloyds have in fact secured an alternative location in town (17 High Street, where the off licence currently is – shame to lose that, it has to be said.) Anyway, the way has been left clear for a new bar, and it will be… Baroosh.
Lloyds currently provides a handy mid-High Street cashpoint, convenient for Starbucks – but I have to say it’s replacement looks like an exciting prospect for the towns nightlife!
Baroosh has 7 other bars located around the South East, all with a vibrant and contemporary styling.
The group’s website states ” Baroosh invites you to enjoy great food, wine, beers and cocktails from around the world. Our over 21’s policy makes sure that it is the grown-ups that are enjoying themselves in our bars.”
Baroosh certainly do have a comprehensive cocktails menu, and a varied/eclectic wine list. They have a standard food menu across the bars – wraps, salads, burgers and similar mains, plus interesting “tapas” like mini nibbles to go with the drinks. They also do brunch, and serve a range of teas and coffees.
On Wycombe District Councils planning site you can view a PDF showing detailed plans of the intended layout. We have a much reduced version below, just to indicate the size of the place. It’s big. It will extend much further back than you might imagine based on what the inside of Lloyds Bank looks like.. and will even have courtyard seating at the back.
As always.. we will keep you up to date with progress and opening dates…