The future of a city centre restaurant and bar looks uncertain as its doors remain closed since post-lockdown restrictions were lifted.
Prince Street Social had continued to trade during the early part of 2020, and at one point was taking part in the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme.
But the brasserie and bar on Prince Street has remained closed and its website now states that it won’t be reopening.
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‘We’re sorry to say that Prince Street Social won’t be reopening,’ says a message on the website. It goes on to say: ‘We’d like to thank our customers for all their support over the years. It’s been a pleasure serving you.’
Part of the London-based City Pub Group PLC, which owns 45 pubs across the south half of England and Wales, it was a sibling business of King Street Brew House, which remains open.
The company also owns Bath Brew House and The Cork in Bath, both of which are still open.
The last Facebook post from Prince Street Social was in March 2020, when it informed customers that it was closing for the foreseeable future.
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It went on to say: ‘This is not the end. We will return, and we will bring you more fun and laughter. We can’t wait to see you all again.’
Prince Street Social opened in February 2016 on the ground floor of Crown House. Open all day, and with space for 120 diners and drinkers, it quickly gained a following from Queen Square and Prince Street office workers.
But with no outdoor space apart from a small pavement area, and with many local offices closed since the pandemic as people work from home, footfall in Prince Street has dropped off dramatically in recent months.
Bristol Live has contacted The City Pub Group Plc for a comment.
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