Feast your eyes on this pub beer garden in Peterborough
Lovers of alfresco hospitality are in for a treat when Peterborough’s House of Feasts reopens its garden to customers on Monday.
The already popular, and extensive, beer garden at the pub and restaurant in Eye Green has undergone quite a revamp - and it is only the beginning, says award-winning chef Damian Wawrzyniak who owns the place.
“After what we have gone through in the last year, we need to make the most of what we have, and we do have a lot of space outdoors,” he said.
The large much-used seating area by the hog roast has had a new floor put down and huge pergola, complete with heaters and lighting, built. New seating has extended out onto part of the car parking area,
“We still have some more work to do in time for opening and then as we move into May and June - and the summer -things will develop further,” added Damian, who will be in stalling four big screens and speakers, for live music, under the pergola.
The venue has recently been listed in The Times and Daily Mail as one of the best around to plan a visit and Damian added: “The interest has been incredible. For Friday and Saturdays already we are going to need more tables. We have days in July when we have 300 bookings, it is incredible.”
But before then comes the postponed Euro 2020 football tournament.
“It kicks off in June and by then customers will be allowed inside, so we will have two screens in the pub area,” he said. “In addition to the four outdoor screens in the pergola I have hired a six metre wide screen for the garden for customers to watch the games.
“And at the bottom of the garden we will have a 50 square metre football pitch for kids to use, even more seating and a stage for live music. Our current capacity is 250-280 in the garden, but by June I hope for that to be around 500. We have the space and we need to use it.”
Damian said he also plans to set aside a space as a shisha bar with sofas replacing traditional garden seating.