Kuckoo Knutsford toasts successful opening

Richard Powell and team celebrate opening in Knutsford

A unique mix of cocktails and rock and roll music attracted visitors to Knutsford’s newest bar, Kuckoo, when it opened its doors yesterday, Thursday 16th November 2017.

Following a complete renovation of the 180 square metre-premises in the town centre, locals were able to visit for the first time and enjoy an evening of incredible drinks alongside an eclectic playlist of indie and rock and roll music.

Located on Princess Street, Kuckoo is the town’s first dedicated cocktail bar and boasts a team of professionally trained, full-time bartenders. 

The opening follows a successful relaunch of the brand in Chester - refurbished in January this year - and joins sister venues as in Preston and Sheffield.

The Kuckoo brand was founded in 2010 when Richard Powell first opened a bar in Preston, after realising a niche existed in the hospitality market for a small, highly skilled cocktail bar.

Kuckoo Chester was then opened in April 2013 (58 Watergate Street), and Kuckoo Sheffield (Leopold Square) followed in April this year.

The two-storey venue in Knutsford offers table service on both floors, plus a wine menu and draft beers alongside the 65 inspiring, classic and cool cocktails on the menu.

Kuckoo will be open seven days a week from 5pm (serving until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays).

The centrepiece of the renovation work is an eye opening ‘Onyx’ style bar - a stunning, modern bar top and fascia, backlit in red to create a warm glow.

The newly refurbished Kuckoo Knutsford also includes luxurious leather and velvet seating areas, modernised washrooms and a striking black granite floor with a sparkle effect.

The playlist at Kuckoo includes a wide range of indie rock and roll favourites from various eras - with popular tracks from Elvis and The Beatles to Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Stone Roses and The Strokes providing a feel-good vibe and fun atmosphere.

Founder Richard Powell said: “Knutsford has never seen a bar with a single-minded view to cocktail making before.

“The dedicated staff are trained to the highest level and have a true passion for excellent customer service as well as creating fun and fantastic tasting cocktails.

“The refurbishment has provided an inviting venue for the local community and guests to Knutsford, creating a glamorous, feel-good atmosphere that sets Kuckoo apart from the competition.”

Kuckoo also harnesses a ‘manager-less’ structure whereby each team member is individual and equal, encouraging a skilled and motivated workforce.

For more information, visit www.kuckoorocks.com

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