Famous food hall re-opens with new restaurant and cocktail bar
By Andrew Merrell | 22nd January 2020
A food hall once declared a 'hero' by celebrity chef Rick Stein and by critic Matthew Forte to be one of his favourite places to shop, has re-opened.
William's Food Hall helped put Nailsworth on the map as a haven for foodies when former owner William Beeston launched what was then William's Kitchen in 1975 - also a fishmonger, delicatessen and outside catering business.
Mr Stein declared the venue one of his Food Heroes and the well-known food critic and write, Mr Forte, waxed lyrical about its attributes.
Since Mr Beeston's retirement in 2014 William's Food Hall & Oyster Bar has been owned by husband and wife, Ed and Helen Playne, who are also behind the recent refurbishment of the Fountain Street venue.
Award winning interior designer, London-based Concorde BGW, was hired to carry out the work, which has a new restaurant at its heart.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy a new wood-panelled cocktail bar as well as new furniture, wall art and lighting.
The shop has also been refitted with three new refrigerators and fish slab.
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