Bijou- Bridge Street's new bar and entertainment venue applies for licence


The site of the potential new bar, Bijou on Bridge Street

ADP Bars Ltd has applied to Peterborough City Council for a premises licence for 51 Bridge Street. 

According to the application, the premises will have a main bar on the ground floor plus a small dispense bar on the basement floor. They will be a venue offering drinks, small plates, tapas and live entertainment in the form of jazz bands, dj's, singers and live acts. 

Once open, Bijou will sell alcohol on the premises between 8am and 11pm on Monday to Wednesday. The house will be extended until 1am from Thursday to Sunday. Late Night Refreshments will also be served from Thursdays to Sunday up to 1am. 

The venue also proposes to showcase movies as a part of their entertainment offering which will be shown on a big screen in the basement area and sound will be going through their speaker system downstairs only.  

The venue also seeks permission to stay open until 3am on New Year’s.

A notice of licence application has bene placed on the premises and anyone who wishes to make representations concerning this application should do so in writing to: Peterborough City Council, Sand Martin House, Bittern Way, Fletton Quays, Peterborough, PE2 8TY before March 15, 2022. 

Earlier this year (in January), ADP Bars Ltd had applied to Peterborough City Council for a change of use of premises on Bridge Street. 

A heritage statement within the document said: "We are proposing to upgrade the existing building into a very attractive bar/restaurant which will increase the look of the every increasing presence of Bridge Street to coincide with the proposed market re-location, plus add to the every increasing offering of amazing places to eat and drink in the city centre. 

"The centre of the city has always increased its offerings in eateries, bars and entertainment venues and with our proposed building change of use, we believe this will offer even more to the city of Peterborough and even more the Bridge Street location giving the city even more appeal for nighttime and daytime offerings. 

"The design we are putting into the building will be beautiful and modern and give great kerb appeal to the existing street line and fit in well with the other cafés, restaurants, bars, and venues including Argo, Middletons, Lightbox, German Doner Kebab and Grizzlers.” 

A decision on the application is awaited.