Food & Drink Thursday, February 18th Words by: Lauren Rogers, pictures by: Mark Bowen

Picture preview: First look inside Hereford's Cosy Club

Food & Drink Thursday, February 18th

Picture preview: First look inside Hereford's Cosy Club

The Cosy Club opens in Hereford this weekend. Here's a sneak peak inside the city's new bar.

Video by Johana Joudalova

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After an impressive £850k refurbishment, the Cosy Club has given a new lease of life to the old Farmer’s Club in Widemarsh Street.

Reclaimed and new furniture, locally sourced antiques, and colourful mix-match furnishings in eye catching oak panelled sitting rooms create an elegant but relaxed atmosphere.

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Part of the Bristol-based Loungers Group, Cosy Clubs are for eccentric, playful style – ‘think gents club meets village hall meets cricket pavilion’. 

The menu majors on comfort food classics but there’s an extensive brunch menu, sandwiches, and a selection of tapas. 

Paul Alexander, Loungers’ senior operations manager, gave Herefordshire Live a tour of the new bar earlier this week.

“We love putting Cosy Clubs into character buildings, we think it suits our brand and our quirky interiors,” said Paul.

“We are very good at making the most of a period building and accentuating its features through our design and this site has certainly given us plenty of scope to exercise our creativity.”

To celebrate the opening in Hereford, the team will donate 50p from every burger and 10p from every coffee sold in the first month of trading to St Michael’s Hospice.

If you’re heading to Cosy Club for something harder, there’s a decent section of draught beers, cider, ale, wine and classic cocktails. IMG 0830

The venue will host two local ales - currently a specially created Hoppy Pale Ale called Cosy but Wobbly and Monnow, Welsh Best Bitter. 

The bar will be open seven days a week - 9am to 11pm Sunday to Wednesday and 9am to midnight Thursday to Saturday.

The manager is Ronan Hunter and head chef Jonathan Walker.

The Cosy Club is located at 42 Widemarsh Street, Hereford, in the former Simply Stunning furniture store. The buliding was home to the city's Farmers' Club from 1926 to 2013.

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