Left Handed Giant bids to open new bar in historic building in Bristol’s Stokes Croft

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It could be on the ground floor of the historic building

A popular Bristol brewery is planning to open a new bar on the ground floor of a historic building in Stokes Croft. Left Handed Giant is applying for a premises licence to convert the ground floor of the Victorian Carriageworks building into a large bar.

Left Handed Giant, a brewery based in St Philip’s, also has bars on King Street, North Street in Bedminster, and Finzels Reach opposite Castle Park. The company has applied for a licence for the new bar in Stokes Croft from Bristol City Council.

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Speaking to Bristol 24/7 earlier this month, LHG co-owner Bruce Gray said he planned to ‘create something unique to everything else that we’ve done’, with beer from other breweries on sale as well as food.

Councillors will decide whether to grant the new licence during a licensing hearing on Thursday, July 6. According to the application, the bar will be open until 1.30am from Thursday to Saturday and until 12.30am from Sunday to Wednesday.

The Carriageworks, at the top of Stokes Croft, was recently converted into apartments but the ground floor has been left empty. The 19th-century building is Grade-II listed but was left derelict for decades, before the recent conversion.

The team behind the Carriageoworks development is PG Group, which also has plans for 220 new homes in Sheene Way in Bedminster.

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