Farrer’s – Scarborough Spa’s bar and bistro – officially opened

Farrer’s – the new bar and bistro at Scarborough Spa – was officially opened today by deputy mayor Pat Marsburg.

Accompanied by Joanne Watson, Mrs Marsburg cut the ribbon on the seafront eaterie and then breakfast was served.

Farrer's bar and bistro

Farrer's bar and bistro

Guests at the ceremony included Scarborough entertainer Magic Mike, impresario Tony Peers whose summer shows are running at the Spa Theatre, musical director of the Spa Orchestra Paul Laidlaw and resident Sun Court organist Howard Beaumont.

Farrer’s, previously the Long Bar, is the latest project in a multi-miliuon pound refurbishment of the Spa Complex.

“It was always part of the plan to upgrade the bar arrangements,” said Spa general manager Helen Broadbent. “Farrer’s is first off the bat.

“Design wise we wanted it clean, modern, light and airy,” she said.

“Farrer’s is informal, though it looks beautiful, it is a show bar, a theatre bar, and a place you can come for dinner and celebrate. You can look at the sea while having coffee, a beer or lunch.”

Menu changes, themed nights, including jazz, are part of the future plans for the venue.

It is named after Thomasina Farrer – the woman credited with discovering Scarborough’s Spa waters. Actors playing her and her husband were present at the official opening.