Bangor Pier’s Pavilion Tearoom is under new management and will be ready to open its doors to the public very soon.

Restoration work began on the Pier in June 2017 but more detailed surveys, undertaken last year, revealed the extent of the metal decay. This resulted in the Pierhead and Tearoom closing suddenly in June 2018 due to health and safety reasons.

After extensive work on the Pier, the Pierhead and refurbished Tearoom will reopen as a family-friendly cafe and evening venue offering stunning views of the Menai Strait and surrounding area.

New leaseholder Chris Jere and Pavilion manager Beth are looking forward to the challenge. Beth said: “The Pavilion will maintain its traditional image as a tearoom, with all our cakes and sweet treats baked daily by our chefs at The Tap & Spile Hotel just over 100 metres away at the opposite end of the pier.

“We will offer a variety of hot drinks and a selection of affordable and delicious deli-style food including baked potatoes and baguettes- all of our ice-creams will be homemade on the premises itself.

“The Pavilion will maintain consistent opening hours and its doors will be open to the public every day of the week, including the winter months where customers can warm up with a bowl of hot homemade soup at the end of their walk down the pier! We also intend to supply a small selection of locally sourced alcohol.

“The Pavilion will be used as an evening venue for special events- for example, live music, cookery demonstrations by well-established local chefs, cocktail masterclasses by professional ‘mixologists’ and much more!

“Pre-ordered food from an expertly crafted set menu by the Tap & Spile team will be available for these events. We hope to maximise its unique and stunning location overlooking the Menai Strait on Bangor’s iconic pier by hosting events come rain or shine – for example, hosting a Santa’s Grotto over Christmas with mulled wines and ciders available.

“We intend to celebrate The Pavilion as a quintessentially Welsh venue on an iconic structure of our city; we plan to promote local tourism and make The Pavilion an unforgettable experience for tourists, students, families and locals alike. We will take pride in celebrating St. David’s Day and St. Dwynwen’s Day, and endeavour for all of our staff to speak Welsh to a degree so our customers may communicate with staff in either Welsh or English.

“We welcome any further enquiries via our Facebook and Instagram pages, simply search for The Pavilion Bangor. We look forward to opening our doors to the public shortly for a grand opening – stay tuned!”