We recently approached Roger Saunt, owner of La Ville Hotel, for an update on the Chez Bar. There has been a lot of conjecture for many years now on whether or not the Chez Bar will reopen.
Roger has confirmed that things are looking good for an Easter launch. He had hopes for an opening around New Year this year but the extent of work required is ‘humungous’. The Chez Bar has been closed and totally unoccupied for over a decade. A lack of maintenance left a lot of damage that needed to be repaired.
There is a dedicated team of contractors working in there as we speak.
We, the team at AY News, decided not to press Roger for access and photographs. Rather wait and see the finished result. Apparently it will retaing the charm and character that everybody rememebres from the old Chez Bar.
I, for one, can hardly wait to have a large lager and see for myself…