New independent restaurant, The Courtyard Chase Lounge set to open in May
The Courtyard is thrilled to announce the opening of The Courtyard Chase Lounge, a brand-new independent restaurant, lounge bar and rooftop terrace.
The Courtyard Chase Lounge has been created in partnership with Chase Distillery, who have invested in its development and supported in the design of the new space.
Chase Distillery are a British field to bottle distillery, handcrafting an award-winning range of gins and vodkas from the potatoes grown on their farm in Hereford
James Chase from Chase Distillery said “We are so proud to partner with The Courtyard, Herefordshire’s cultural and creative champion. Both of our companies roots are firmly based in this glorious county, and we can’t wait to enjoy a Chase cocktail in the newly refurbished lounge. From our distillery to their stage, roll on people returning to their seats!”
The Courtyard Chase Lounge will be open initially from 5pm Thursday – Saturday and will be serving a mixture of small plates and traditional main dishes. Guests can relax and enjoy a cocktail in the setting of the stylish new bar area or go alfresco on the rooftop terrace before heading into the exclusive restaurant to sample a range of innovative small plates created by Head Chef Dale Williams.
“We can’t wait to get back in the kitchen doing what we love - using local fresh ingredients to produce simple but tasty food, while also supporting our local suppliers.” Said Head Chef Dale Williams, “In these trying times it is ever so important we support each other. We look forward to welcoming people back in very soon!”
The Courtyard’s Transform The Yard capital expansion project has also seen a complete renovation of the downstairs Café Bar, which now boasts an additional glass fronted space and an increased seating capacity.
The Courtyard Café Bar will continue to serve quick, healthy meals and light bites throughout the day and remains an ideal space for lunch with friends, a work meeting or pre-show food and drink. The Café Bar will reopen to the public on Thursday 20 May from 10am. Tables will need to be booked in advance.
The Courtyard are delighted to be hosting exclusive launch events on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 May. Guests will have first look at the new Chase Lounge bar and restaurant and will be served tasters from the new food and drinks menus. There will be live entertainment and surprise free gifts. Tickets can be booked at courtyard.org.uk.
Following the launch night events, The Courtyard Chase Lounge will open to the public on Saturday 22 May with bookings being taken online from Wednesday 21 April.
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