Harrogate bar in line for £400,000 refurbishment

Banyan Bar in Harrogate.
Banyan Bar in Harrogate.

Bar wars are about to hit a whole new level in Harrogate with an announcement by Banyan of a whopping £400,00 refurbishment to mark its 10th anniversary in the town.

With the recent growth of ‘craft beer’ bars in Harrogate signalled by the imminent arrival of Leeds’ famous North Bar, Banyan on John Street it raising the bar with what’s being described as “the most beautiful and unique renovation project Harrogate has seen.”

The company behind Banyan, Arc Inspirations, the ambitious multi-brand bar and restaurant operator, told the Harrogate Advertiser it was keen to bring this popular night spot firmly up to date.

Chief executive of Arc Inspirations, Martin Wolstencroft, said “I am extremely proud of the Banyan Bar & Kitchen brand and am looking forward to revealing the refurbished bar in Harrogate.

“We will be investing £400,000 to bring the site up to date with current UK market trends, with the development based on what we learnt from the launch of Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Manchester.”

The relaunch comes at an exciting time for Arc Inspirations, having recently announced the opening of Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Leeds City Centre in March 2016.

Martin Wolstencroft said: “Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Harrogate originally opened in 2006, so in its tenth anniversary year we felt it was the right time to rejuvenate and refresh the bar loved by many in the town.”

Refurbishment work is expected to be completed by the end of January with a series of new features and nights


Martin Wolstencroft said: “There’ll be a whole host of events to celebrate the relaunch in true Banyan style.

“In addition to the relaunch on January 29, including live acoustic music Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and the launch of our beautiful gin range and on trend dishes such as quinoa superfood salad and Rawnola to show the people of Harrogate nobody does it better than Arc Inspirations.”