Blin­ders ‘sa­loon’ bar set to open by the wa­ter­side

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

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.

> The Gar­ri­son Sa­loon Bar

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