A Liverpool music venue which was left vacant for almost three decades is due to reopen later this month, in the old Bentley Building on the corner of Brunswick Street and The Strand.
Tom Hall’s Tavern has undergone an extensive seven-month refurbishment programme, after C&G Holdings acquired a 35-year lease on the unit.
The new Tom Hall’s bar and eaterie, will act as a live music and sporting destination, with an all-day restaurant serving up to 130 covers at a time.
Liam Hincks, company spokesperson of C&G Holdings, 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.
“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.”
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.
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 1,000 sq ft North American maple sprung dancefloor, originally installed in the 1950s.
The dual-themed venue will have a focus on live music, with 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.
At the other end of the venue, away from the stage, Tom Hall’s Tavern will also host two pool and darts leagues who will play on two feature pool tables and dart boards.
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