The space at 5 Fernlea Road hasn’t had a particularly successful history. Over the last ten or so years, it has been home to a series of unsuccessful bars. The Adventure Bar, the Three Monkeys and, most recently, the Graffiti Bar have all tried and failed to build a business on that site.
I’m not sure what it is that stops bars being successful there. But having The Bedford right opposite you surely can’t help.
But there are always more people willing to try to run a successful bar and over the weekend a poster appeared in the window saying that the venue would be re-opening as a Simmon’s Bar next week. And there’s an hour of complimentary drinks (from 8-9pm) for anyone there on their opening night, Thursday 5th October.
Perhaps this will be the one that makes a success of the site.