Saundersfoot bar to reveal major extension
A Pembrokeshire venue has doubled its capacity following a major refurbishment it completed with a six-figure package from NatWest.
Salvage Bar in Saundersfoot reopened during the summer following the refurbishment, which it completed using salavaged materials. NatWest provided a loan of £100,000 for the project through the government-backed Funding for Lending scheme.
It is now set to open doors on a new restaurant and function room above the bar known as the Monkstone Restaurant, which it doubled from 60 to 120 covers.
Owner Jacqui Cavill said: "It all revolves around the name Salvage Bar - everything we put in was from salvaged material. The bar is made from recycled railway sleepers, old kitchen equipment and recycled oak flooring. The ornate lights are from reclamation yards or antique dealers, and we have features such as 13ft tall church organ pipes reclaimed from a church in Swansea.
"The food is brought out to the sound of the old school bell with some dishes served on slates which were not used in the refurbishment, and towered burgers served on the off-cuts of storm-damaged trees which we used to clad the walls behind the salvaged bar."
NatWest relationship manager Lynette Thomas added: "NatWest was delighted to be able to support this exciting development for Saundersfoot, which is in an excellent position right in the heart of the village and which is creating jobs.
"Jacqui’s experience of the restaurant trade and her attention to detail and quality of service has been impressive, and this has been especially evident while working alongside her at the bar. It’s been a great opportunity to see first-hand the challenges of running a busy catering business."