Boston Tea Party plans fifth branch in Bishopston

April 01 2013
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A Boston Tea Party is set to move in on Gloucester Road this summer, bringing with it around 20 new jobs.

Boston Tea Party plans fifth branch in Bishopston

A Boston Tea Party is set to move in on Gloucester Road this summer, bringing with it around 20 new jobs. Horfield and Bishopston Unionist Club

The new café will be located on the Nevil Road junction, in the same building as the Horfield and Bishopston Unionist Club.

The planning permission is currently pending, so an opening date is still yet to be confirmed.

“We tend to look for buildings with bags of character,” explains Ben Hibbard, marketing manager at Boston Tea Party, “and this is a lovely site with some really nice touches to it. We think it will look fantastic once it’s completed.

“Hopefully, together [with similar businesses], we can counter the current tendency of locals heading down to the bottom of Gloucester Road for their caffeine fix.”
Boston Tea Party prides itself on being an “ethically run, family friendly, award-winning West Country café chain”.

“We feel our South West sourced, high quality food and drink will compliment existing businesses in the area perfectly,” says Mr Hibbard.

The café will also be providing space for local artists to play or display their work.

Bernie McMahon, committee member at the club, confirmed that it will be leasing out the ground floor to Boston Tea Party, while the club moves upstairs.

“All of our members are very happy about the café moving in,” says Mr McMahon. “We are all one hundred percent behind it.”

Mr McMahon has lived in Bishopston for around 50 years and believes that it will be a “good marriage” between the café and the club.

There are already four other Boston Tea Party cafés operating throughout Bristol, including Cheltenham Road, Clifton, Park Street and Whiteladies Road, as well as eight others in other parts of the country.