Blinders ‘saloon’ bar set to open by the waterside
A PEAKY Blinders-themed bar is opening a few miles away from where the show is filmed.
The Black Country has fallen for the BBC show, following the adventures of the Shelby family, part of which is filmed at the Black Country Living Museum in Dudley.
Now, a new bar – The Garrison Saloon Bar – is opening to bring the Peaky spirit to drinkers at the Waterfront near Merry Hill.
It will feature a unique epoxy resin bar – reminiscent of the copper bars of the 1920s, dark wood furniture and ceilings which appears nicotinestained – to give that Shelby feel.
The bar, which is expected to open next week, has been transformed from the former Black Country Radio offices overlooking the canal near Merry Hill. Indeed, the old radio studios have been turned into the bar area.
The Garrison is the brainchild Jason Montgomery and Spida Prince – who in time hope to open three similar outlets in the wider Black Country.
Jason said: “We wanted to create something with that Peaky Blinders spirit and it has evolved from there.
“It all started when I went into the Oyster Bar in New York. I love that place, with its Oval ceiling, and the idea has grown from there.
“Over time, it has evolved into a saloon bar. It’s like it’s had its own life. We had a vision where we wanted to be but it’s just evolved over time. For example, we have ended up putting in a snug.”
The Garrison Saloon Bar will serve real ales, gin and rum, largely sourced locally.
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