I thought it looked big when I was given a sneak preview of the premises last week but it turns out Harrogate is about to get the biggest North Bar in this whole indie chain - and the official opening date has now been revealed.
The pioneering Leeds bar group have announced the grand opening of their new Harrogate venture will be Friday, February 19.
The site on Cheltenham Parade will aim to replicate to the standard of customer service and speciality drinks for which thiw independent bar brand has become nationally-renowned.
Open from 8am, the venue will focus on their hot drink and cafe offering during the day, with locally-sourced charcuterie, cheeses and pastries.
The bar will be serving their bespoke coffee blends, created with Darkwoods Coffee in Huddersfield.
North Bar in Harrogate will also continue to champion the North Bar group’s love of high-quality drinks, with a large range of spirits and wines, plus 12 different taps featuring beer from the bar’s own brewery, North Brewing Co, and a constantly-changing lineup of beers showcasing the best that Yorkshire, the country, and the world, has to offer, including Magic Rock Brewing.
The new bar features a sunny outdoor area, and a 50-capacity upstairs room will be available to hire for private functions and parties, and will also be used to host cinema nights and events screenings.
The venue size and capacity makes it the largest of the North Bar group.
Co-director John Gyngell said ‘We’re so excited to be getting involved in the thriving independent scene in Harrogate, and are keen to collaborate with active independents and foster relationships locally.
"It has long been the mission of North Bar to ensure we’re active stakeholders in the community, and already feel very welcomed by the people and businesses in Harrogate."