Former Falmouth Custom House to be transformed into new bar and restaurant

Former Falmouth Custom House being transformed into new bar and restaurant

Former Falmouth Custom House being transformed into new bar and restaurant

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New life is being breathed into Falmouth's historic former Custom House which is being transformed into The Stable, a new bar and restaurant which is due to open on August 28.

Specialising in pizza, pies and cider, the new venture has yet to be granted its premises licence, permitting it to sell alcohol and provide entertainment and late night refreshment, but Falmouth councillors gave it their wholehearted support when the application went before them on Monday.

Cornwall Council now has to consider the application which seeks consent to provide live music indoors between 5pm and 11.30pm, Monday to Sunday but with only one live session a week; recorded music indoors from 11am until midnight all week and alcohol on and off sales from 11am until midnight, all week.

Councillor Rowenna Brock, chair of Falmouth's licensing sub-committee, said: “They look like great places. I agree (with the application) wholeheartedly and am very pleased they are taking over such a historic building. I wish to support them in all their endeavours.”

The Stable in Falmouth is the latest venture for Richard Cooper and his team who have already established outlets at Fistral Beach in Newquay and in Weymouth, Poole, Bridport, Bath and Bristol.

Speaking of the The Stable in Falmouth, the company says: “Our latest project is a serious one and it's taking us a while to get it just right. We've taken on the Old Custom House right by the quay. A beautiful Grade II listed columned gem with loads of character and waterside views over Falmouth's bustling harbour. It's almost ready and trust us, this one really is worth the wait!”

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4:50pm Wed 30 Jul 14

ElevenEleven says...

Great to see an attractive but dilapidated building being renovated and put to a new use.
Great to see an attractive but dilapidated building being renovated and put to a new use. ElevenEleven
  • Score: 12

6:09pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Cornish heath says...

Yes a beautiful building being brought back into use however Falmouth needs another cafe/restaurant like a hole in the head. There are too many eating places in Falmouth now , especially in Arwenack St. In winter they're shut most of the time which isn't not good for 52 week traders. I walked through that street today with the pavement strewn with chairs and tables turning it into an obstacle course. Then in Church street someone cooking sausages outside on a pavement !!! Where are the authorities or will they wait 'til someone falls over or gets knocked over through having to walk in the road ?
Yes a beautiful building being brought back into use however Falmouth needs another cafe/restaurant like a hole in the head. There are too many eating places in Falmouth now , especially in Arwenack St. In winter they're shut most of the time which isn't not good for 52 week traders. I walked through that street today with the pavement strewn with chairs and tables turning it into an obstacle course. Then in Church street someone cooking sausages outside on a pavement !!! Where are the authorities or will they wait 'til someone falls over or gets knocked over through having to walk in the road ? Cornish heath
  • Score: 3

6:38pm Wed 30 Jul 14

victoriameldrew says...

Cornish heath wrote:
Yes a beautiful building being brought back into use however Falmouth needs another cafe/restaurant like a hole in the head. There are too many eating places in Falmouth now , especially in Arwenack St. In winter they're shut most of the time which isn't not good for 52 week traders. I walked through that street today with the pavement strewn with chairs and tables turning it into an obstacle course. Then in Church street someone cooking sausages outside on a pavement !!! Where are the authorities or will they wait 'til someone falls over or gets knocked over through having to walk in the road ?
I agree that there a lot restaurants in Falmouth but I do not agree that there are too many. As for being shut most of the time in the winter months, I have to disagree with you there too. Most of them are open all year round and attract a lot of business. The Shed, Hut and Ranch, Zizzi, Pizza Express, to name but a few, are all busy. It will be nice to have another new one to try and bring an old building back to life.
[quote][p][bold]Cornish heath[/bold] wrote: Yes a beautiful building being brought back into use however Falmouth needs another cafe/restaurant like a hole in the head. There are too many eating places in Falmouth now , especially in Arwenack St. In winter they're shut most of the time which isn't not good for 52 week traders. I walked through that street today with the pavement strewn with chairs and tables turning it into an obstacle course. Then in Church street someone cooking sausages outside on a pavement !!! Where are the authorities or will they wait 'til someone falls over or gets knocked over through having to walk in the road ?[/p][/quote]I agree that there a lot restaurants in Falmouth but I do not agree that there are too many. As for being shut most of the time in the winter months, I have to disagree with you there too. Most of them are open all year round and attract a lot of business. The Shed, Hut and Ranch, Zizzi, Pizza Express, to name but a few, are all busy. It will be nice to have another new one to try and bring an old building back to life. victoriameldrew
  • Score: -5

12:41pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Pendennisracer says...

Great to see further commitment in town but why call it The Stable - guess the owners have their reasons but surely something along the line of Customs House would have been more in keeping.

But then again Customs House is no different to calling it Taxman's Tavern!
Great to see further commitment in town but why call it The Stable - guess the owners have their reasons but surely something along the line of Customs House would have been more in keeping. But then again Customs House is no different to calling it Taxman's Tavern! Pendennisracer
  • Score: 5

1:45pm Thu 31 Jul 14

ElevenEleven says...

Cornish heath wrote:
Yes a beautiful building being brought back into use however Falmouth needs another cafe/restaurant like a hole in the head. There are too many eating places in Falmouth now , especially in Arwenack St. In winter they're shut most of the time which isn't not good for 52 week traders. I walked through that street today with the pavement strewn with chairs and tables turning it into an obstacle course. Then in Church street someone cooking sausages outside on a pavement !!! Where are the authorities or will they wait 'til someone falls over or gets knocked over through having to walk in the road ?
There certainly is plenty of choice for eating out in Falmouth, but then they wouldn't stay open if there wasn't the demand.

I would like to see more "proper" shops in Falmouth, I agree.
[quote][p][bold]Cornish heath[/bold] wrote: Yes a beautiful building being brought back into use however Falmouth needs another cafe/restaurant like a hole in the head. There are too many eating places in Falmouth now , especially in Arwenack St. In winter they're shut most of the time which isn't not good for 52 week traders. I walked through that street today with the pavement strewn with chairs and tables turning it into an obstacle course. Then in Church street someone cooking sausages outside on a pavement !!! Where are the authorities or will they wait 'til someone falls over or gets knocked over through having to walk in the road ?[/p][/quote]There certainly is plenty of choice for eating out in Falmouth, but then they wouldn't stay open if there wasn't the demand. I would like to see more "proper" shops in Falmouth, I agree. ElevenEleven
  • Score: 4

5:30pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Claudius says...

Cornish heath wrote:
Yes a beautiful building being brought back into use however Falmouth needs another cafe/restaurant like a hole in the head. There are too many eating places in Falmouth now , especially in Arwenack St. In winter they're shut most of the time which isn't not good for 52 week traders. I walked through that street today with the pavement strewn with chairs and tables turning it into an obstacle course. Then in Church street someone cooking sausages outside on a pavement !!! Where are the authorities or will they wait 'til someone falls over or gets knocked over through having to walk in the road ?
I quite agree...cooking sausages on a pavement, I'm sure health and safety will look into this, surely they can afford a little stove.
[quote][p][bold]Cornish heath[/bold] wrote: Yes a beautiful building being brought back into use however Falmouth needs another cafe/restaurant like a hole in the head. There are too many eating places in Falmouth now , especially in Arwenack St. In winter they're shut most of the time which isn't not good for 52 week traders. I walked through that street today with the pavement strewn with chairs and tables turning it into an obstacle course. Then in Church street someone cooking sausages outside on a pavement !!! Where are the authorities or will they wait 'til someone falls over or gets knocked over through having to walk in the road ?[/p][/quote]I quite agree...cooking sausages on a pavement, I'm sure health and safety will look into this, surely they can afford a little stove. Claudius
  • Score: 19

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