Copper Cogs will be opening its doors on Friday (March 15) with the promise of “something a little special for a reasonable price.”
With more than 60 cocktails on the menu Craft beers, draught or bottled wine, beer, freshly made fruit juices and hand-crafted coffee, there’s something for all.
The brand new Long Eaton bar and grill will begin with drinks and snacks , including toast sandwiches, salads, paninis and freshly baked cakes, until summer time when the restaurant will be launched with burgers and fish along with steak.
It took nearly four months to transform the property that was in disrepair in the city centre the Victorian steampunk themed venue with the theme of copper running through.
Locals may have already taken a look through the vast floor-to-ceiling windows on one side of the structure on the intersection of Market Place and Oxford Street to observe the changes to the furniture store.
Owner Stephen Hill said: “One of the first things people said was ‘why don’t you whitewash the windows?’ but I wanted people to see in. We’re just two locals starting up an independent place and it’s nice for people to see a slowly developing project.”
The bar will start with around 300 spirits. That’s just the beginning. The bar will expand as the time goes on.
The vast selection of cocktails include classics like Negroni, Old Fashioned, Cosmopolitan and Mojitos with a range of flavors as well as several of their own distinctive drinks, one of which is accompanied by the words “not for lightweights.”
Steampunk Zombie is Copper Cogs’ secret blend of rums, topped by pineapple juice as well as Ice.
Prices vary between PS3.95 for a Peach Bellini, to PS6.95 for the Gin Fizz or a Lemondrop Martini. For groups, you can indulge in Berry Partageur, a combo of raspberry, blackberry and Fizz and cranberry flavors, offering eight to ten servings at PS25.
Stephen and Tim Ford Stephen and the business partners Tim Ford are experienced mixologists and mixologists, who joined forces since 2006 to establish Dionysus Bars, providing mobile bars for Nottingham Trent University events, corporate functions and weddings. In terms of drinks, nothing is out of their capabilities , so don’t feel reluctant to request something that isn’t at the bar’s menu.
House beer, Braumeister, is a German Pilsner from Hamburg It is served in half, thirds pints, pints and an stein for PS5.95.
Pale ales, Cog Oil, is an evergreen draught beer as well as regular guest ales that change from local breweries, such as Castle Rock, Blue Monkey and Nottingham Brewery.
“We’ll also be doing frappes, milkshakes and our own fruit shakes, with purees and juices like J2Os, with a broader range of flavours,” Stephen added. Stephen and added that menu items will include vegan, gluten-free and vegetarian choices, such as cakes and scones made gluten-free on the premises.
“The theme we were going for is industrial but we wanted to do our own twist so we went for grand Victorian factories which used to be works of art. We wanted something completely different and this ticked all the boxes.”
The copper theme is also evident in the tiles on ceilings, pipes as well as taps in the bathrooms, and the names of some cocktails.
With space for up to 80 patrons The bar has a mix of Chesterfield sofas and leather booths, as well as small tables to two, cozy armchairs, as well as the wooden chairs and tables, giving every bar its own unique style.