Tuck Box: Trippets and all that jazz

Debbie and Carl Shaw - Trippet Lounge
Debbie and Carl Shaw - Trippet Lounge

Former city-centre bar Dada is turning back the clock – to get a new lease of life under a familiar name.

The Trippet Lane venue is going back to basics and, as Trippets Lounge Bar, will be offering ‘fizz, gin and jazz’, plus good home cooking.

Taking charge are Debbie and Carl Shaw and daughter Hollie, who previously spent 15 years at the award-winning Bull’s Head dining pub, Ashford-in-the-Water.

Chef Carl will be serving a range of ‘Yapas’ (Yorkshire tapas), showcasing local produce. Drinks will include more than 30 different gins and a good range of wines, many by the glass. Tasting evenings and master classes are planned.

The building is currently undergoing a thorough refurbishment and is due to open at the end of May.

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