Two weekends of alfresco dining will take place in Knutsford on the weekends of 6 and 7th August and 10th and 11th of September.
A section of King Street and a small section of Princess Street (outside the Lost and Found) will be closed to traffic from 5.30pm to 11pm on those dates to allow restaurants, bars, and cafes to place tables and chairs on the roads for alfresco dining.
Sandra Curties, Town Centre and Marketing Officer said, “The past 15 months have been incredibly hard for everyone, especially our hospitality sector. These two evening closures will go someway to provide additional space for venues for their customers and the community to enjoy the amazing food and drink Knutsford offers”.
The road closure is from 5.30pm to 11pm and covers the following areas:
- King Street from the entrance to King Street car park (by Chic Interiors) to Egerton Square.
- Princess Street small section opposite the Lost and Found.
Amberon will be providing traffic management services and the roads will re-open at 11pm ready for the next day of trading.
The following venues will be providing alfresco dining or drinking tables from 6pm to 10.30pm:
- Rose and Crown
- Real Fruit Creamery
- The Tea Room
- Wine and Wallop
- Cheshire House Bar & Grill
- King Street Kitchen
- Copper 29.
Ben Antoniak from King Street Kitchen said, “Although we opened in December 2019 because of the pandemic we still feel like one of the ‘newbies’ on King Street. We are delighted to take part in the alfresco event – the extra seating will really help promote our venue and we look forward to greeting customers new and old. Fingers crossed the weather is kind too!”
Sandra Curties, added, “It must be stressed that these two weekends are trials, and we will be evaluating feedback from those taking part, residents affected and those venues outside the road closures. We would like to see all our hospitality venues busy during these weekends and any shops wishing to stay open a little later will add to the continental atmosphere”.
Patrons are urged to contact their chosen venue direct to see whether they need to book a space in advance.