Taunton nightlife: Nightclub set to open; The Knights Rest pub closes (From Somerset County Gazette)
Get involved! Send your photos, video, news & views by texting COUNTY GAZETTE to 80360 or email us
Taunton nightlife: Nightclub set to open; The Knights Rest pub closes
CLUBBERS can look forward to another nightclub coming to Taunton next month, the County Gazette can reveal.
The mystery over the future of the former Que Pasa site in High Street can come to an end after new owners Bar Fever were handed the keys yesterday (February 17).
But the County Gazette can reveal that contractors have started work on Fever & Boutique and the venue will open on Thursday, March 27.
Manager Nikki Mitchell said the venue will open Thursday to Saturday and will offer clubbers two rooms with two DJ's playing music “for everybody”.
Mystery has surrounded the venue since October when work was expected to start on a nightclub called L8.
At the time, an application was made to Taunton Deane Council to extend the licence for live and recorded music to 3.30am, including alterations to replace the kitchen with a dance floor and seating.
The application also said there were plans to make the ground floor bar smaller but extend the first floor bar.
Nikki said she did not have any specific details on what their opening hours will be at this stage.
It has been a mixed week for the pub scene in Taunton as The Knights Rest pub, previously called The Drawing Room and Winchester Arms, in Castle Green, closed today (February 18) despite only being re-opened four weeks ago by the building's owners Enterprise Inns.
The County Gazette understands the latest closure is due to low turnover since the doors were re-opened and it is understood there are talks to turn the venue into an Indian curry house.
We are waiting for a response from an Enterprise Inns spokesperson.
The Knights Rest.