The tearoom at the end of Bangor Pier is now available to rent – giving a unique opportunity to run a food site in the middle of the Menai Strait.

Restoration work began on the Pier in June 2017 but more detailed surveys, undertaken last year, revealed more challenging problems and 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 it’s now hoped the Pierhead and the refurbished Tearoom will re-open from mid-July, depending on safety surveys.

Bangor estate agent Dafydd Hardy, who is marketing the site, said: “We’re excited to be marketing this unique commercial unit at an important Bangor landmark. It is a unique location in the locality

“After the success of the recent food festival held on Bangor Pier, it’s clear there is an appetite for future events.”

The Tearoom is being promoted to either new or existing businesses looking for restaurant or cafe premises, with an annual lease of £8,000.

For full details about the business opportunity please visit: https://www.dafyddhardy.co.uk/properties/12427561/lettings

Funding

After spending £1.3 million on the restoration, money which they already had in reserve for the project, Bangor City Council announced in April 2019 they faced a shortfall of nearly £600,000 for the work.

The council have now setup a donation page on their website to help keep the pier open for future generations.

A spokesperson for Bangor City Council said: “Work is continuing throughout Phase 3 (Pierhead) and Phase 4 and funding should be secure for that. There are 4 kiosk areas which should also be completed this year.

“The Pierhead should be at least partially open by the mid or end of July dependent upon safety surveys.

“We are having meetings and discussions with various bodies to establish if funding/grants are available (and it is eligible for grants) elsewhere as the City Council funding is coming to an end.

“A previous application to Heritage Lottery Fund was turned down but we are not giving up, Cadw have indicated they may help a little. We have set up a PayPal donation link on our website but a large injection of funds to complete the work is yet to be achieved.”

If you would like to donate towards Bangor Pier please click the link here:

https://bangorcitycouncil.com/Pier?fbclid=IwAR0bFG0HnaBPzoU12vCE1lN9frE_a0-ylb-Aq-g9tuMlI9IYArv0t81hoGk