Northampton town centre gin bar announces closure

"We tried everything we could to find a financial solution"

Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 2:47 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 2:50 pm

Bosses at Gin and Temple, in St Giles Street, have announced they are shutting their bar.

The bar, which was a former hairdressers, first opened in December 2018 by two long term friends Max Taylor-Smith and Cillian Hickery.

The pair refurbished the two-storey building in one month, spending little over £20,000, in a bid to bring their customers the finest gin and tonic combinations.

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Bosses have announced this week that the prominent St Giles Street bar is shutting for good. (File pictures by Kirsty Edmonds).

In an emotional social media post the pair announced that they would not be reopening the bar again.

The post said: "A very sad announcement from us that we will not be reopening again.

"We tried everything we could to find a financial solution that would allow us to keep going, but sadly it wasn't to be.

"As a result, we will be offering for sale all of our awesome furnishings which made the place what it is."

Pals and fellow engineers Max and Cillian pictured behind the bar during their soft launch night in December 2018.

They added: "We would like to thank everyone who came in, supported us and talked about us and we'll miss the great sessions you guys made every week."

Social media users have described the bar as "an asset" to the town and "a breathe of fresh air to Northampton."

The pair had dozens of gins on display which they would match make with the perfect tonic.
The bar used to be a former hairdressers before the friends made it into their quirky bar.