Spire FM – News – Salisbury City Garden opens in Guildhall Square


The open-air pop-up bar was set up by the team behind three local hospitality businesses, as a ‘salvage project’ for Salisbury.

the City garden will be in place outside Guilde de Salisbury from today (Saturday August 1) until September 13.

Dave et Aimee Hancock, who run Tinga, deacons and caboose in the city have rented the space of Salisbury City Council to configure it.

The couple also led the Gel tipi bar last year Noël Fayre.

It is not necessary to pre-book tables for the City Garden, but guests are welcome to use an app to order drinks

Setup took a few days, but will now be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day for the next six weeks.

The objective is simple, to try to boost a certain frequentation of the city center, and in turn to support other businesses, such as Dave Hancock Explain:

“It’s absolutely a local and independent business recovery project, without a doubt. All of our food vendors are local and independent, the real beer we ordered is from local breweries, the contractors who set up the site are local, the design is local and all of the employees we hire are currently out of work, due to of Covid. ”

Food traders on site – Gourmet farm and Ben Jammins are both from the Salisbury area.

An expandable tent above some tables provides shelter if the weather turns the rest of the summer

It’s free entry to City Garden and its table service only, with an app that customers can use for their orders.

Dave Hancock says they are hoping it will be “the” Salisbury location this summer:

“At our three sites (Tinga, Caboose and Deacons), we have no outdoor space, so our revenues are down considerably. There are still a lot of people who are reluctant to go out, maybe they are worried about the interior spaces. Government guidelines clearly state that outdoor space is preferred.
“We have amazing foliage, floral displays and this beautiful expandable tent that’s up, so it’s exciting! “


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