Warm welcome at the Barbican

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A SCARBOROUGH pub is hoping to prove it is the best bar none after undergoing an £85,000 renovation.

The former Barracuda Bar, in St Nicholas Street, has witnessed a major transformation and re-opened this week under its new guise of The Barbican.

Named in honour of the Scarborough Castle defence, the bar, which was closed for 12 days to carry out the refurbishment, welcomed hundreds of locals for a free drink to mark the occasion.

Featuring a new bar area and food menu offering carvery on Sundays, the changes have already proved popular.

Speaking at the launch of the work, Kimberley Brereton from Barracuda, which owns and operates the site, said the company were delighted to have brought a fresh change to the bar.

She said: “We are really excited with the new plans, which come about as part of the company’s strategy to focus on offering a more balanced business to our customers.

“That being said, we will still continue to offer customers a place to enjoy entertainment at the weekend but we will also be concentrating on offering quality food.

“We want to create a pub where people can come in and enjoy a bite to eat whether with colleagues at lunchtime, a place to relax after shopping or a place to meet friends after work and watch sport.

“We believe the new-look will attract new customers as well as making sure our existing customers are happy.”