Two more openings at Gloucester Food Dock
By David Wood | 1st December 2023
The start of December heralds two new openings for Gloucester Food Dock.
Hetty's Place and Our House, from Sibling Distillery, are due to open tomorrow (Saturday, December 2).
Hetty's Place has a menu of brunch food items, coffees and her "fudging delicious" brownies with a selection of other baked treats.
Proprietor Hetty Kitt said: "Building Hetty's Place has been one of the most ambitious things I've ever done since starting my first business back in 2011."
Hetty's first business, Hetty's Tea Party, was launched in the docks 12 years ago in her flat in the Barge Arm, opposite the site of her new business. She has successfully grown her business over the years but states "this has been another totally different experience".
She aims to provide a menu that understands sometimes you eat for your body, sometimes you eat for your soul.
Hetty added: "Nostalgic foods connect to your feelings, but we want to serve them with a bit of a twist, to create new memories and new experiences."
Just across The Deck, Our House is set to open from 12pm. Serving a carefully curated list of affordable wines and cocktails which will rotate each month, this new cocktail and wine bar will not only specialise in gin but diversify into a list that pays homage to classics while regularly offering a selection of new recipes to try.
The origins of the name are the family heritage as four siblings are involved in the business.
Cicely Elliott-Berry said: "Growing up in a big family of six children and two entrepreneurial and creative parents, we had a lot of fun and were rarely without guests. It was always lively, and the door was always open and that is the mood we aim to achieve in Our House."
Our House will highlight great, local products whilst also hosting wines from across the globe.
Felix Elliott-Berry said: 'We can't wait to show people that drinking great wine is accessible for everyone. We know beer, we know gin and we've spent the last few years educating ourselves on the world of wine so sharing that knowledge is something we're very excited about."
They will also be hosting regular wine tastings, food pairing events and cocktail evenings. With vintage furniture, which has been restored to their original glory by the team and the bistro-styled table service, this is a must-see bar where "everyone's invited".
The new openings mean that six of the 15 units at the Food Dock are now occupied, with more openings to come soon.
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