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New Bourne wine and tapas bar

A new wine and tapas bar has opened in Bourne.

Bar 1888, located in South Street in the former barbers’ shop, opened its doors for the first time today (Wednesday).

Owners Rob Diiorio and Toni Cammarata have a passion for food and drink and wanted to bring something different to Bourne.

Bar 1888 in Bourne
Bar 1888 in Bourne

They have always had a dream of opening a bar which would be cosy, and serve quality Italian and Spanish wine and tapas food.

The pair felt Bourne High Street would be a good place to start.

Rob said: “Our plan to open a wine bar had started way before the first lockdown and we have worked tirelessly to try to get the bar ready for when lockdown restrictions ease and people are able to socialise again.”

Bar 1888 in Bourne
Bar 1888 in Bourne

The premises, which was formerly Neal’s Barbers, has been converted to offer seated areas and a small covered area to the rear or the property.

Bar 1888 will offer coffee and light snacks during the day and Italian and Spanish tapas, specially selected wines, craft beers, cocktails, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks during the evening.

Rob said: “When we researched the history of the building we discovered that it was built in 1888 and as we hadn’t yet come up with a name for the bar that we thought worked we decided to call it Bar 1888.”

Bar 1888 in Bourne
Bar 1888 in Bourne

To find out more about the new business and to see a preview of dishes visit bar_1888 on Instagram.

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