Just two weeks after opening the second bar in the Moo bar chain, serial drinks entrepreneur Nigel Tarn has applied for a premises license to open a craft ale bar and café within Carlisle Railway Station, in conjunction with Settle Brewery to be called ‘The Waiting Room’ and expected to open in late January.
Now, within weeks of the Carlisle bar opening on Devonshire Street in the heart of Carlisle, Mr Tarn has applied to Carlisle City council to open a specialist craft ale bar and local food cafe on the station, utilising suppliers from the local area.
Commenting on the license application Mr Tarn said “Carlisle railway station has annual passengers of just over 3 million, of which 2.7million are waiting for or changing trains without leaving the station. We intend to showcase to these people the best the county has to offer”. Mr Tarn added, “The county of Cumbria has so much to offer in terms of food and drink so it’s a real opportunity for us to utilise this site to cater for these customers with the best of Cumbrian food and drink.”
Previously a store room and an office, the bar and Cafe on the station will, according to the plans, make use of the vaulted ceilings, original architecture and refurbish and restore many Victorian features including the imposing fireplaces.
According to the license application the bar is set to open late January.