Who is this guy?
This dream spans back at least 15 years. During busy nights, you would often hear me mutter "one day I will own my own bar!" So this is me, Adam, taking my future into my own hands and making things happen.
I have always been a hugely driven person who devotes his time and effort into other people's businesses, someone who is so proud of what he has created for someone else. Now it's my time. My focus is clear and now that I have my family on board, I am ready to be the master of my own success. With an impressive 23 years in hospitality behind me, I can boast about my first-class customer interaction, wealth of knowledge for all things alcoholic and an unrivaled passion to develop and succeed in this new adventure. I have honed my skills and developed an understanding for all things alcoholic by immersing myself in the work of passionate and knowledge driven bartenders and the poets of cocktail literature.
I am lucky to have the luxury of my fiancee and soul mate Charlie by my side to head up back office operations, providing a family-run element to this project. We are striving for the same goals and experiencing the journey together.
So what exactly am I going to do?
In a nut shell, I am opening a relaxing, sociable 1920's style cocktail bar.
My Main focus is to emulate a modern speakeasy atmosphere whilst delivering outstanding service and bespoke crafted drinks within a fun but relaxed adult environment. The experience in hospitality, bar tending, and mixology has given me an unbridled appreciation and passion for a creative and expressive drinking experience.
Our cocktail menu will be a showcase of flavor, incorporating infusions, syrups, tinctures and blends that will all be made in-house using fresh, local (where possible) and fine products helping to deliver an exceptional cocktail offering.
Frome has become a thriving independent hub and it is a perfect time for me to bring to it what I have to offer. The gradual development that I have witnessed over the past three decades has led me to this conclusion. I believe within the coming 5-7 years that through, among other factors, the expansion of the London commuter belt the town will grow on its sleepy market/young family reputation. So now is the time to apply myself fully to establish a well loved business and local brand on which to expand in the future.
We will be hosting an array of events, from one-off music nights, spoken word, pop-up cinema, and meet the maker industry nights. Along with entertainment nights we will be available for private hire and we will have mixology classes available.
Where will it be?
The big question!
Now this is the big question a lot of you want answering! I have agreed, in principle, to share the space of an amazing venue on Stony Street. This shop will continue to trade in the day then, in true speakeasy style, will transform into a cocktail bar at night. Ramshack Barbers is a superb venue due to the style, reputation and fantastic location. The size dictates a smaller, more intimate setting but can accommodate enough to create a really welcoming community space. We believe that the collaboration between the bar and barbers will make for an exciting and unique brand that we can look to expand in a few years.
So why do we need you?
A business is only as strong as the people who use it.
So all of this comes at a cost and to reach my target and to open the doors in March I'm asking for your help to reach £10,000. So please dig deep in your pockets, raid the piggy bank or even search down the back of the sofa.
Up until now we have gathered a good percentage of equipment, business plans, menus, financial expectations etc but now we need your help to get us over the finish line. We will be opening March 2020, which gives us adequate time to prepare the venue, infusions, licensing and advertising. With your help we will be able to finish buying the essential equipment, glassware, furniture, and finish the licensing applications.
With your support we want to create something truly exceptional for the Frome community where you can comfortably meet new faces and relax in a "grown up" environment. Not only do we need your financial help but we also need your support after we open the doors.
Please come and say hello and don't ever be afraid of giving constructive feedback or ideas.
Finally I would just like to thank you for taking the time to read through my ideas, can I ask you to please share this on your facebook or twitter to really help my project grow.
Hope to see you soon!!