It’s been a difficult year for venues and hospitality. But it hasn’t all been doom and gloom, some venues have bucked the trend and opened during tough times. So, with venues welcoming people back in tiers 1 and 2 for business events (with social distancing and capacity restrictions in place, of course), we’re celebrating brilliant spaces once again.

Each month we’ll bring you the best new openings and trends from across the country, so you’ll always be in the know. Here are five venues that have opened recently or are hotly anticipated for 2021.

The Tramshed Project 

The initiative is the latest from Dominic Cools-Lartigue, founder of Street Feast, and will see the venue – which formerly housed Mark Hix’s The Tramshed – transformed thanks to chefs Andrew Clarke and Daniel Watkins, Zoe Adjonyoh and James Cochran.

The 2,000 square foot gallery space has capacity for 120 in the Main Hall and can play host to exhibitions, workshops and discussions whilst the upstairs of this Grade II listed venue, dubbed the Library, can seat 40 diners at a counter and will be used for demonstrations and events.

The venue also features a Covid-secure workspace to help provide a reprieve for those working from home.

The Tramshed Project launched back in October with a series of events and programmes to celebrate Black History Month and is reopening this December following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

According to founder Cools-Lartigue “Among the many lessons of lockdown, we learned the power of purpose. We heard countless tales of communities coming together to do good and help their neighbours in need. That same spirit of togetherness is at the heart of our approach to opening The Tramshed Project”.

The DogHouse Manchester 

BrewDog has announced its plans to open its first beer hotel in Manchester next year. The hotel will launch under the DogHouse brand, with 25 rooms. All the rooms will feature Punk IPA on tap and ‘shower beer’ fridges.

The site on Manchester’s Fountain Street will be transformed into an 18-bedroom boutique hotel featuring a 150-cover bar, restaurant and terrace on the ground floor as well as a rooftop bar.

BrewDog currently operates two hotel brands, Kennels and the DogHouse with locations in the US and Scotland.

Check out their current hotels and stay tuned for more details.

Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant

Renowned chef, Michael Caines has announced plans for a bar, restaurant, cafe and patisserie in Exmouth.

Caines will open Mickeys Beach Bar and Restaurant as well as Café Patisserie Glacerie with longstanding colleague Sylvain Peltier in March 2021 at Exmouth’s Sideshore.

The venue will be more casual compared to others in the group with the ground floor bar, dining room and seafront terrace offering food to eat in or take away and resident DJs at the weekends. The design will draw on the restaurant’s surroundings with seascape colours and a rough-stone bar.

The adjacent patisserie, Café Patisserie Glacerie, will serve French pastries, house-made ice-cream and milkshakes alongside grab and go pies and pasties. Yum. 

Pop Golf, Boxpark Wembley

Crazy golf concept, Pop Golf, is set to launch in February 2021 at Boxpark Wembley.

The £1m competitive socialising concept combines golf and pop music and features holes designed to reflect the aesthetics of pop videos, all designed by the Purists of Play.

Pop Golf owner Allan Saud explained, “Our mission with Pop Golf was to create a rich experience that tells a story. This is not just another standard crazy golf course, this is a celebration of music.” 

With pop music at its heart, the team have also focused on design to the innovative and created sustainable drinks menu, to ensure you leave feeling on top of the world. 

We can’t wait to try it.

The Carlton Tower Jumeirah

Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts is set to reopen its Carlton Towers property in London’s Knightsbridge in the new year following a refurbishment.

Described as a ‘modern classic reinvented in the heart of Knightsbridge’, the hotel has been closed since 2019 for remodelling. As part of the refurb, all guestrooms and suites have been updated, with the overall number of rooms reduced from 216 to 186, to create space for new Signature and Junior suites.

The hotel’s spa has also had an upgrade, along with the lobby area. There will also be a brand new “celebrity destination restaurant” on Sloane Street, so keep your eyes peeled. 

For meetings and events, the hotel has a dedicated events floor with a private entrance with a number of spaces to hire including the art-deco Ballroom with capacity for up to 700 standing, alongside smaller meetings rooms and the Conservatory that overlooks Cadogan Gardens.

Are you planning an event for 2021? Let us help, simply send us your enquiry here.