Spain comes to the South West
Bristol-based sherry brand Harveys has gone back to its roots with the relaunch of the famous Harveys Cellars as a sherry and tapas bar.
The timing couldn't be better, with the on-trade sherry boom showing no signs of slowing down, and given the current trend for food pairing. Indeed, there is a specially devised menu, matching sherries from the Harveys partfolio, including the award-winning VORS range, with beautifully prepared tapas dishes.
The cellars themselves, set on Denmark Street in the heart of Bristol, were deigned as a restaurant by Sir Terence Conran in 1961 and have been sympathetically restored to include a small museum, dedicated to the history of Harveys, as well as a separate bar area, music room and VIP area.
Clinton McLeary, owner of the premises, said of the redevelopment: 'This project was a real labour of love for me and the support of the Harveys team at Maxxium [Harveys UK distributor] has been invaluable. I am passionate about sherry and its heritage in Bristol, so despite the state that the cellars were in, I knew that I wanted to take on the task of re-developing them into an iconic city centre venue. Eventually we would like to roll the brand out across the country, offering something that is unique to consumers.'
News item from Imbibe.com, 07-02-2012