STRUGGLING to place the fabulous art deco bar pictured above?

It’s part of Stroud’s revamped Sub Rooms.

If you haven’t popped in recently, you may no longer recognise the venue.

Following a major refurbishment, there’s the sparkling new bar, plus the brand new Central Bar & Kitchen, which is now open for coffees, brunches, lunches, beers, ice cream and more. And from next month it will be launching as a bistro, with live music, on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Stroud chef Laurence Kapoor has been redesigning the food, drinks and snacks on offer.

A familiar face from the Stroud food scene, Laurence previously ran the popular Sama Sama restaurant on Union Street, and he also co-ordinated Stroud Fringe Festival’s Food Street along Lansdown in 2017.

He said he is delighted to be collaborating with the Subs, creating vibrant and exciting new menus and a new casual dining space.

As well as great food, the Sub Rooms is continuing to bring great music, comedy and community events to the town.

The autumn programme delivers a fantastic cross-section of great entertainment from The Waterboys and KT Tunstall (sold out) to male strippers in the form of Forbidden Nights and the inevitable all-night party that is Doreen Doreen.

Other highlights are set to include a DJ set from former Spandau Ballet member, Martin Kemp, plus performances from singers Mica Paris, and member of the legendary Staple Singers, Mavis Staples.

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