The Botanist to expand to seven with new site in Surrey


The Botanist Manchester

The New World Trading Company is continuing to expand beyond its northern heartland with plans for a new site for The Botanist in Surrey.

The 3,500 sq ft bar and restaurant is scheduled to open in The Amalgamated Berkshire Group’s 4-5 Town Hall Buildings development in Farnham early next year, creating 50 new jobs.

It will be the seventh site for The Botanist after openings in Leeds, Newcastle upon Tyne, Manchester (pictured), Chester, Alderley Edge in Cheshire, and Birmingham. The new site will again be designed by Paul Danson Imagineering.

With 80 covers, The Botanist in Farnham will specialise in “botanical” cocktails, craft beers and ales along with deli and rotisserie-inspired food. It will also host live music with gigs every evening and Sunday afternoon sessions.

Chris Hill, managing director of The New World Trading Company, said: “We are incredibly excited to bring The Botanist’s legendary brand and experience to Farnham. The character of the Town Hall buildings is a perfect match for The Botanist concept.

“We’ve had great success further north and are now looking forward to making our mark in Farnham.”

Neill Barber, director of developer The Amalgamated Berkshire Group, added: “As a fresh, dynamic brand with an innovative food and drinks offering, we are pleased to welcome The Botanist to Town Hall Buildings which will no doubt become an immediate destination of choice and a local institution in 2016 and beyond.”

The New World Trading Company’s other sites include The Oast House in Manchester, The Smugglers Cove in Liverpool and The Trading House in London. It was founded by Tim Bacon, the co-founder of bar and restaurant group Living Ventures.

The Amalgamated Berkshire Group was represented by Wadham and Isherwood and Orme Retail.

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