A new Richmond micro-bar has officially opened.
No 29 in Frenchgate held its launch event last night.
The business has been opened by local businessman Andrew Lamont.
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Andrew has previously runs bars in the Skipton area but is looking forward to the new challenge back in his home town.
He says the bar will aim to offer a premium experience, with quality drinks and home-cooked food, and wont try to compete with the likes of the town’s Wetherspoons pub.
As well as three real ales on hand pull and foreign lagers and beers, the bar stocks more than 20 types of gin.
It was also serves food, including tapas, local cheeses, charcuterie boards and sandwiches.
“There’s been an explosion in recent years of micro bars but Richmond doesn’t have any, which is why I was attracted to the town,” said Andrew.
Other businesses have been based in the property in recent years, including a cafe and restaurant, but have appeared not to thrive in the location.
However, Andrew says he believes it is a great location for the bar.
“I like the location,” he said.
“The fact that it’s not on the main market place is not a bad thing.”
The bar will open 12pm until 11pm everyday initially.