Beeston’s newest venue gears up for opening date

The Beeston Social is set to open its doors

The latest venture from the company behind popular Nottingham venues including Penny Lane, The Hockley Arts Club and The Blind Rabbit is set to officially open its doors this Saturday (25 June).

The Beeston Social, situated in the heart of the town under the new Arc Cinema, is expected to employ around 70 people.

The new bar is Fletcher Gate Industries’ ninth venue and adds to a portfolio which also includes Das Kino, The Magic Garden, The Walrus, Unit 13 and The Cell.

It forms part of the multimillion-pound Beeston Square development masterminded by Broxtowe Borough Council.

Martyn Cooling, head of brand and marketing for the bar group, said: “Beeston is one of Nottingham’s most exciting suburbs, with an already thriving social scene, so it was an obvious choice for our new venture outside of NG1.

“The Beeston Social’s interiors feature flashes of neon, plenty of greenery, and a Polaroid wall with pictures of Beeston locals, who we can’t wait to welcome into the new venue. The site has a beautiful mid-century, British-inspired design, full of colour and with lots of space. It’ll be a brilliant addition to the Beeston scene.”

Zulf Darr, deputy chief executive of Broxtowe Borough Council, said: “We’re delighted to welcome The Beeston Social to the town just in time for the summer months and can’t wait to see people enjoying it. It’s a fantastic addition to the Beeston Square development.”

Cooling added: “We’re excited to be part of this new chapter for Beeston. Between The Beeston Social and the borough’s other great venues, we’re building a real destination for Nottingham residents outside of the city centre.

“We’ve seen a real surge in people wanting to stay local and enjoy socialising close to home, so we’re pleased to be offering that for Beeston and its surrounding areas. We’ve created a venue that has something for everyone, and we hope it becomes a real community hub, somewhere for people to eat, drink, socialise, and play.”