John of 'SUP has been a promoter, bar, club, hotel and restaurant owner and brand creator for the last 25 years. His businesses have won awards and many plaudits.
John and partners saw an opportunity with their site in Urmston, Greater Manchester as the town is thriving, developing and as described by all who know it 'up and coming'.
It is s beautiful residential town, with excellent links to the City of Manchester and is close to the very, very popular Trafford Centre and all the new developments occurring there.
'SUP also wanted to employ a local, young as well as experienced, passionate team, which as a company we have achieved.
Our manager is 25, head chef is 31 and one of his assistant Chef's is only 18.
They are all dedicated to what they do, and immediately bought into the concept of 'SUP as a new and different addition to the offerings in the area; even though at the time the building we are in was in a state of disrepair, and it looked nothing like the space we have created and work in now.
The owners wanted a gastro and tap bar to provide a casual but nonetheless quality experience for our customers, with an emphasis on good quality, locally sourced wherever possible food and beer offerings.
We have over 14 beers on draught from craft to keg, also a superb selection of bottled beers, and absolutely excellent wines from a small, local family owned wine wholesale company.
'SUP buy meat from a very local and renowned family butchers WH Frost, Coffee from ManCoCo in Manchester and sources other supplies independently and as locally as possible.
We are also about providing entertainment too.
'SUP has comedy nights beginning soon, 'Jam / Open mic night' on Sunday evenings, DJ's each weekend night, as well as 'interview evenings' with well known DJ's such as Graeme Park & and Jon DaSilva booked in too appear..
Also playwright Jim Cartwright, illustrator Stan Chow and many others lined up to be interviewed at the bar in front of a small, intimate crowd, but then also the streamed world wide live to a paying audience ( a donation from each stream will go to the Forever Manchester charity).
'SUP Urmston is the first of possibly three or four similar in style and concept openings across the area.
Concentrating on employing locally and celebrating the best in each town and area we open.
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