Peterborough city centre bar is on the move - two doors down

Puzzles? in Peterborough
Puzzles? in Peterborough

Popular Peterborough city centre bar Puzzles? is to up sticks at the end of next month and move two doors further down Bridge Street.

Puzzles, which opened almost two years ago, is switching from 33 Bridge Street to number 29 - the former home of a Costa coffee shop.

As well as a new location there will be a new name - SAMM’S - although owner Matt Murphy was keen to point out the concept will remain the same.

The conversion work will get under way on Monday, with Matt hoping to pull the first pints on December 1, after closing Puzzles? on November 25.

And with double the capacity it opens the doors to “endless possibilities,” he said,

“When the council (the landlord) came up with the offer a couple of months ago I just felt it was a great time to move, make a fresh start in a new home with double the capacity and build on the winning formula we already have.

”At the same time it also seemed right to change the name. There will be lots of changes but the core concept will remain with the same focus on creating a releaxed atmosphere for our customers.”

Matt said the ground floor would be a bar operating seven days a week, much like Puzzles? However, with a basement the “possibilities were endless” to add to what was already on offer.

“The basement offers so many more possibilites,” he said. “We will keep our weekly open mic night and the live music night on a Saturday, but will look to do a club night on a Friday, plus comedy nights and a few more things we have in the pipeline.”