New wine bar to open in Princes Risborough

Bucks Free Press: A photo of Duke Street from October 2012, which shows Risborough Gallery A photo of Duke Street from October 2012, which shows Risborough Gallery

A NEW wine bar which will offer tapas style food could be open by July.

Louise Rice has been given planning permission by Wycombe District Council to convert 19, Duke Street in Princes Risborough from a retail space to a wine bar.

There were eight letters of objection to the application but 14 of support and a petition of 122 signatures in support.

Ms Rice, who lives in Monks Risborough, said: "We want to offer something a little bit more up market than we have got at the moment. There will be wooden floors and nice relaxed music, tapas style food and nice wines."

The unit was previously occupied by Risborough Gallery but they have moved into the vacant shop next door.

There are some conditions attached to the planning permission including opening hours which should be between 11am and 11.30pm Monday to Friday, 10am to midnight on Saturdays and 10am to 10pm on Sundays.

There also needs to be a scheme in place to control any noise coming from the building.

The use of the premises as a wine bar should also be restricted to the ground floor of the building only, with ancillary staff office and storage space at first floor.

Ms Rice was also not allowed to have a rear garden area, but she has been given permission to put in a conservatory.

The 43-year-old said: "There's still so much to do. We have got to replace the roof and got to get building regulations for that.

"They said that will all be done by mid May. There will be a couple of months of full on building work and we are opening to open mid July."

She said the bar will seat about 40 people and added: "I think we need something like this. Wendover has a couple of nice wine bars and all the surroundings villages and towns."

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1:54pm Fri 4 Apr 14

no1buzz says...

Where are customers going to park?
Where are customers going to park? no1buzz
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4:34pm Fri 4 Apr 14

s6blr says...

no1buzz wrote:
Where are customers going to park?
Aylesbury.
[quote][p][bold]no1buzz[/bold] wrote: Where are customers going to park?[/p][/quote]Aylesbury. s6blr
  • Score: 1

7:27am Sat 5 Apr 14

Blaze Falconburger says...

Who drives to a wine bar anyway?
Who drives to a wine bar anyway? Blaze Falconburger
  • Score: 5

7:51am Sat 5 Apr 14

no1buzz says...

Blaze Falconburger wrote:
Who drives to a wine bar anyway?
there aren't enough potential customers in walking distance, so answer is, everybody who lives more than 10 mins away and try getting a taxi in PR after 8.00pm.
[quote][p][bold]Blaze Falconburger[/bold] wrote: Who drives to a wine bar anyway?[/p][/quote]there aren't enough potential customers in walking distance, so answer is, everybody who lives more than 10 mins away and try getting a taxi in PR after 8.00pm. no1buzz
  • Score: 2

1:42pm Sat 5 Apr 14

ryeman says...

There are plenty of car parks within walking distance. What a ridiculous comment. Good to see some new places opening up in Risborough. Hopefully some of the new housing will get the go ahead too and really breathe some life into the town.
There are plenty of car parks within walking distance. What a ridiculous comment. Good to see some new places opening up in Risborough. Hopefully some of the new housing will get the go ahead too and really breathe some life into the town. ryeman
  • Score: 2

3:41pm Sat 5 Apr 14

no1buzz says...

ryeman wrote:
There are plenty of car parks within walking distance. What a ridiculous comment. Good to see some new places opening up in Risborough. Hopefully some of the new housing will get the go ahead too and really breathe some life into the town.
new housing get the go ahead? who's being ridiculous now! while you have the likes of Alan Turner about nothing will change
[quote][p][bold]ryeman[/bold] wrote: There are plenty of car parks within walking distance. What a ridiculous comment. Good to see some new places opening up in Risborough. Hopefully some of the new housing will get the go ahead too and really breathe some life into the town.[/p][/quote]new housing get the go ahead? who's being ridiculous now! while you have the likes of Alan Turner about nothing will change no1buzz
  • Score: 0

9:23am Sun 6 Apr 14

Blaze Falconburger says...

no1buzz wrote:
Blaze Falconburger wrote:
Who drives to a wine bar anyway?
there aren't enough potential customers in walking distance, so answer is, everybody who lives more than 10 mins away and try getting a taxi in PR after 8.00pm.
I don't know how the pubs in the centre of Risborough survive then if nobody can park, walk or get a taxi there.
0.5 - 1 mile walk radius from the high street which is not an unreasonable to distance to walk, especially if you can't park caters for a reasonable amount of residential areas.

Anyway buses run quite late from Risborough, I believe up to around midnight serving both directions - High Wycombe and Aylesbury.

I'm just glad to see my closest small town offering something different :)
[quote][p][bold]no1buzz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blaze Falconburger[/bold] wrote: Who drives to a wine bar anyway?[/p][/quote]there aren't enough potential customers in walking distance, so answer is, everybody who lives more than 10 mins away and try getting a taxi in PR after 8.00pm.[/p][/quote]I don't know how the pubs in the centre of Risborough survive then if nobody can park, walk or get a taxi there. 0.5 - 1 mile walk radius from the high street which is not an unreasonable to distance to walk, especially if you can't park caters for a reasonable amount of residential areas. Anyway buses run quite late from Risborough, I believe up to around midnight serving both directions - High Wycombe and Aylesbury. I'm just glad to see my closest small town offering something different :) Blaze Falconburger
  • Score: 2

1:07pm Thu 10 Apr 14

B0yley says...

I wish somebody would do something useful like this with the crappy pubs in Holmer Green.
I wish somebody would do something useful like this with the crappy pubs in Holmer Green. B0yley
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