Tom Hall’s Tavern Set to Reopen Following Restoration

Artist's impression of the new venue
AN historic Liverpool music venue is being brought back to life after laying dormant for just under three decades. Tom Hall’s Tavern will reopen next month, in the old Bentley Building on the corner of Brunswick Street and The Strand, following an extensive seven-month refurbishment. C&G Holdings Ltd has acquired a 35 year lease, investing over £400,000 into the restoration project and reopening of Tom Hall’s Tavern. Over 25 new jobs will be created in the new stylish Tom Hall’s bar and eaterie, which will act as a live music and sporting destination, with an all-day menu serving up to 130 covers at a time. Company spokesperson of C&G Holdings Ltd, Liam Hincks, said: “Acquiring the lease on such an historic venue will allow us to add to the existing and exciting regeneration of Liverpool’s iconic waterfront. We felt that it was the perfect time to breathe life back into an historic venue to complement the redevelopment of this area of the City. “Many local people will remember frequenting Tom Hall’s in their younger years and I’m really looking forward to bringing such a well-loved entertainment venue back into Liverpool’s night life mix.” Tom Hall’s Tavern is named after a professional boxer from Liverpool who competed between 1926 and 1929. The original venue was open and operational at the same site for just under three decades. Hincks added: “The old Tom Hall’s site has been empty and unloved for many years and was falling into a state of disrepair. It’s criminal really, especially enjoying the breathtaking view of the Three Graces. The top of the building has one of the most incredible panoramic views of the Waterfront. It just needs a bit of love to bring it back to its former glory.” Features from the first Tom Hall’s Tavern have been retained and restored including existing staircases revealed under the old mezzanine floor, original feature beams and a 104-metre square authentic North American maple sprung dancefloor, originally installed in the 1950s. Modern features have also been installed to fuse heritage with contemporary style including a 30 ft copper bar, suspended ceiling lighting and modern vinyl coverings which depict historical images of both the Liverpool city landscape, and famous Liverpudlian faces. Tom Hall’s Tavern will be open seven days a week and show all major sporting events, including all Liverpool and Everton games on ten, 50-inch LED TV screens, throughout the venue. The sports bar and live music venue will be open in time to screen sport from this year’s Olympics before the football season starts. The dual-themed venue will have a huge focus on live music, with state-of-the-art sound systems to host live bands on the venue’s performance stage, with the promise of battle of the band competitions, and open mic nights to give local musicians a chance to shine. At the other end of the venue, away from the stage, Tom Hall’s Tavern will also host two new pool and darts leagues who will play on two feature pool tables and dart boards. A large selection of draught and bottled beer, spirits, wines will be on offer and real ale fans will enjoy Doom Bar Bitter and Atlantic Pale Ale served from traditional style pumps. A menu with sporting-themed dishes to be served over brunch, lunch and dinner will complete the offer. Tom Hall’s Tavern will host a soft launch period from Monday, July 4, with a VIP launch party scheduled for Thursday, July 14 before opening fully on Friday July 15, 2016. For more information visit www.TomHallsTavern.com