The family behind the highly successful specialist drinks shop, The Trickling Tap, in Market Place, Grantham, are expanding their business.
The Adams family are expanding their successful business by adding Lincolnshire’s first Speakeasy and Cocktail bar to the premises.
The Speakeasy will continue the shop’s theme of providing a large range of high quality products.
The idea was born out of a combination of customer requests and having the perfect building on the premises; it can be found behind the current shop. The hidden location lends itself perfectly to the Speakeasy theme.
This building is within the local conservation area and has been untouched for eighty years. The original use of the building is not known, but it is believed it may have been a communal washhouse.
The family are investing around £100,000 in the project.
The investment will bring this building back into use and create a minimum of four new jobs. The new employees are being fully trained both in house and on courses in London.
Local contractors have been used to carry out the restoration work, in the style of the Prohibition period.
The Tap & Tonic will not be just another bar. It will be a high quality venue where people can relax in very pleasant surroundings and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Table service will prevent anyone from having to queue for drinks and any music will be at a volume where you will still be able to talk comfortably.
There will also be the opportunity to attend various cultural events. The 100 year old piano will be put to good use and there will be live Jazz, Swing and Classical music too.
Other possibilities include a book club, poetry readings and live performances.
The bar will hold around forty customers so we will encourage people to book right from the start. A booking system has been put in place on the new website. In time there may be a membership package available. Bookings will also be taken for private functions such as Birthday parties, Anniversary dinners, business meetings and more.
The menu will include drinks and nibbles. There will be cocktails, high quality spirits and wines, craft beers and ciders. For those not wishing to drink alcohol there will be non-alcoholic cocktails, soft drinks, tea and coffee. The menu will also cater for dietary requirement. There will be no draft beer or lager.
Despite the hidden location of the Speakeasy there will be full disabled access and facilities.
The Tap & Tonic is due to open to the public on November 7th 2015. Opening times, subject to change, are expected to be:
- Wednesday & Thursday – 5:00pm to 12:00am
- Friday & Saturday – 12:00pm to 12:00am
- Sunday – 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Director Paul Adams said: “We are bringing a slice of City Life to Grantham. The Tap & Tonic will have an exclusive atmosphere for people who enjoy high quality and good service.
“It also shows our commitment to the regeneration of Grantham town centre – Grantham is on its way back.”