The Yard Coventry are thrilled to announce the location of our new venue.
The Yard, which has been one of the city’s most popular destinations since it opened in 2017, is all set to move into the former Drapers’ Bar and Metropolis Restaurant building on Earl Street in March after a deal was completed with the building’s owners Historic Coventry Trust.
The move is set to create up to 20 jobs as The Yard looks to hire kitchen staff to incorporate food into its business model.
Richard Easter, owner of The Yard’s parent company LE Projects, had been looking for a new venue ever since a major redevelopment plan of the Bull Yard area was announced by Coventry City Council.
He said: “Our upcoming move to the former Drapers’ Bar building on Earl Street is fantastic news for us, and will give our dedicated community much-needed certainty about the future of The Yard. It’s in a superb central location, provides better access for those with disabilities, and will allow us
to serve a wider food offering – which is something we’ve wanted to provide for many years but were unable to at Bull Yard.
This is such an exciting time for The Yard and we’re thrilled to have finally secured our new home.”
Gemma Musgreaves - Chair of Coventry Pride said: "We are really excited the Yard will be opening a new venue in the city. Coventry needs more spaces that are safe and affirming for the LGBTQ community, spaces with a diverse offer that invite people to relax, party and connect. We look forward to seeing what the Yard comes up with next and to future opportunities to work together to serve our local queer community".
Ben Riley, Social Media Manager, Corsairs RFC said: "We are thrilled to find out about The Yard's new location. The Corsairs eagerly anticipate continuing to work with them in this exciting new venue, embracing the opportunity to enjoy their warm hospitality at a fresh locale. As The Yard embarks on this journey, we commend their unwavering dedication to supporting the LGBTQ+ community in Coventry, providing a safe and inclusive space. We extend heartfelt thanks for their steadfast support, navigating challenging circumstances to continue to serve the LGBTQ+ community in Coventry. Here's to a bright & vibrant future for The Yard!"
The Yard opened in June 2017 and was one of the first LGBTQ+ venues in Coventry in around 20 years.
It has not only provided a bar and nightclub for the community, but has also been an important base for Coventry Pride and regularly holds coffee mornings and other get-togethers.
To celebrate our upcoming move, we're reducing the cost of drinks throughout January, back to our original 2017 prices.
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