A bar/restaurant specialising in serving cocktails and chicken wings is on its way to Derby’s Cathedral Quarter.
Bunk Cocktails and Wings has signed a 10-year lease on the former Hop Gate premises in Sadler Gate.
Prior to being occupied by the Hop Gate, for many years the premises was known as Saddlers Bar.
Bunk already has two outlets in Nottingham but it is now venturing into Derby and is set to open in the city in November.
Its Nottingham outlets have a drinks list containing 20 cocktails – including four premium cocktails called Zombie, Drumstick, Mojito and Mai Tai.
Premium cocktails cost £7.50 while the others on the list cost between £6 and £7.
They also serve “authentic America” chicken wings – and customers can choose from a range of seasonings and sauces.
Boneless wings, chicken nuggets, vegetarian nuggets and “Icelandic-style beer-soaked” lamb hotdogs are also on the menu.
At one time the premises were known as Saddlers Bar
The cost of 10 chicken wings costs £7.50 – but hungrier customers (or groups) can order 50 chicken wings for £29.50.
The deal for the Cathedral Quarter premises was brokered by Derby commercial property firm FHP Property Consultants.
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According to Darran Severn, from FHP, the property provides a “very quirky space” and extends to approximately 2,971 sq ft.
He said: “We had been speaking with Bunk for almost a year but had been struggling to offer the right property for them.
Up until July the premises were home to craft beer pub the Hop Gate
“When Sadler Gate Bar became available it was clear this would be the perfect opportunity.”
Up until this summer, the premises had been home to the Hop Gate, which specialised in high-end craft beers.
It opened in July last year to positive reviews from customers and the Derby Telegraph’s Beerhunter.
But after just 12 months, bosses revealed that the Hop Gate would close permanently following what they described as an “arduous legal battle” with the building’s landlord.
At the time they hinted that the bar might make a return to Derby in another location.
Source: Derby Telegraph