Wickersley wine bar set for refurbishment

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One of Rotherham’s most popular wine bars is set to undergo a complete refurbishment following a takeover by new owners.

The Courtyard in Wickersley, previously called JR’s at The Courtyard, was recently purchased by leading regional businessmen Martin Green and Brett Simpson-Lyons.

The bar is set to close from Monday April 11 and will re-open with a new, modern look on Friday April 15.

The new owners have planned a number of events to showcase the new look bar, including a quiz night with Mark The Beast Labbett star of ITV 1’s The Chase on Tuesday April 19 and a VIP, invite only launch party on Thursday April 21 which is set to be the hottest ticket in town.

Martin Green, who lives in Rotherham is managing director of leading entertainment provider Redtooth which is based in Barlborough as well as Vice Chairman as Sheffield United Football Club. Brett Simpson-Lyons is partner at SLA design, an Architectural Design company based in Sheffield which specialises in healthcare (Care Homes), residential, student accommodation and commercial projects.

Martin Green said: “We are delighted to have acquired The Courtyard and are very much looking forward to giving the venue a new look.

“We are completely updating the bar and it is going to look fantastic. We are really excited about this project and cannot wait for our customers to see and enjoy it.

“The quiz night is going to become a regular event as part of my day job at Redtooth means that I work with the stars of ITV’s The Chase and Eggheads and organise UK wide quiz events. We are also launching a new menu, themed nights and bank holiday events.

“The bar has a very well established clientèle both in the day time and on an evening and we are very much looking forward to welcoming them back once we have re-opened.

“Wickersley is a fantastic part of Rotherham and the vibrant village centre has really blossomed in recent years. The café culture and night-life is thriving and it really is becoming a go-to destination for fashion boutiques, home ware, interior and gift stores as well as restaurants and bars.

“Both Brett and myself are experienced within the leisure sector and will drawing on our years working within the industry to ensure that this new venture is successful. “

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