New bar set to take over from popular Danish-inspired watering hole in Northampton town centre

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The Royal & Derngate has announced the opening of a new bar this week in Guildhall Road, taking over the site of Danish inspired, Bar Hygge.

The new watering hole, named John Franklin’s, is set to offer Northampton residents a deli counter with a selection of cheese and cured meat, as well as a choice of traditional and craft beers on draught.

Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive of Royal & Derngate, said: “We are delighted to be opening this new enterprise with Tom Hewer, who we have been working with as a catering partner for the last year.

“Adapting to a changing market, this new partnership with a well-established local business is enabling us to develop a high-quality food and drink offering, for daytime and evenings, for theatre goers and general public alike.”

John Franklin’s is set to play host to customers from 8am and will offer cakes and pastries alongside local coffee from the Roastery in Wellingborough, every morning.

The bar, which has its official opening from 4pm on Friday, November 25, promises a range of toasted sandwiches from a daily changing menu.

The bar is named after from John Franklin, the commissioner of the Royal Theatre and Opera House, and will run as a partnership between Tom Hewer Catering and the Royal & Derngate.