The Amber Cafe Bar is the latest and most uptodate bar to hit Evesham. It is owned by the same people that own Innuendo nightclub.
The bar has only just opened after a major conversion from a bingo hall and is sure to be a hit in town.
Well I have just got in from my first visit there, you enter the bar up a long slope to the bar area. By the slope is a seated area looking out over the High Street, the large glass front opens out in the warmer weather.
The bar is long and curved and this area has a high ceiling, Right next to the bar are bar stools and tables. Next to this area is a slightly raised area which has normal table and chairs and also settees and tables.
The whole bar is very tastefully decorated with modern paintings, brickwork and is fairly brightly lit.
We normally drink cappuccino and Cafe Latte at £1.60 each.
We have become such regulars that the staff actually tell us what we are going to drink when we order at the bar.
Well this Saturday 30th October 2004 we actually made it to Amber at night time, this time the lighting is a bit more subdued, the music is louder and there wasn`t much coffee in sight. We had a pint of lager and a Tabboo and lemonade which cost £4.90.
The bar is open from 9am daily.
Dress Code: Smart casual
Evesham's newest bar is in an old timber framed building.the decor is mainly purple and furnished with Shakespeare memorabilia. the bar mainly serves bottles and spirits , but they do sell my favourite San Miguel.
Shakespeares Joint is now closed
Dress Code: almost anything.
Opening times:Mon-Sat 6.00pm-11.00pm
Mojo has had an extensive refit and is now called Karma
Dress Code: As long as it is tidy anything goes.
A beautiful 1930's art deco style cinema desperately in need of refurbishment .it is a building full of character but suffers from a lack of customers due to the fact that it has only one screen , so can only show one film a week when there are several multi-screen cinemas within sixteen miles.on the plus side it was only £3.50 to get in.
The Regal has been sold and apparantly the ground floor will be turned into a bowling alley and the first floor into a two screen cinema.
AT THE MOMENT THE CINEMA IS CLOSED AGAIN DUE TO LACK OF USE.
There are now new plans to include some flats on the roof but it looks as if they will be rejected. I sometimes wonder if our councilors (sp) would prefer to see a boarded up building or progress.
Dress Code: Anything you want.
The Railway is an ideal place to stop off for a drink either just after leaving or just on the way to catch a train at the railway station which is just over the road.
Most weekends you can find a live band on either or both of the nights.
Dress Code: Almost anything
A beautiful black and white building where you will find a large array of local characters from doctors and business men to builders and the unemployed. Food is served daily with a superb homecooked menu including some local produce. Food is served from12.00pm-3.00pm and then from 7.00pm-9.00pm.
The only time food isn't served is when there is a big football or rugby match on the big screen.
There is wide variety of beers and ciders at reasonable prices with the occasional guest ales and promotion.
There are weekly and monthly quizzes , occasional live music , jukebox ,cards and dominoes available for entertainment .or just sit back and watch the local characters , but it won't be long before they get you involved in their conversations.
Dress Code: Anything you want really , many people go in there straight after work so they can be quite dirty sometimes.
Ye Olde Swanne is a whetherspoons pub and is better known in town as Spoons or Whetherspoons, it is also not to be confused with another pub in town called the Swan.
It is your typical Whetherspoons pub with no music or televisions but it still manages to get quite packed, which is probably due to the cheap beer on offer. The prices also leads to a problem with all the town drunks drinking in there.
They serve food and have a seperate non smoking dining area and during the summer you can even eat outside.
The features I like about Whetherspoons pubs is that there is no smoking at the bar and it is strictly over 18's only.
One thing that may be a problem is that the toilets are upstairs so if you are unable to walk very well they could be difficult to get to.
Dress Code: I should imagine anything would be ok as long as it isn't too messy or dirty.
The club has recently undergone a £250 000 refit and has changed its name to Innuendo.
It is a lot better inside now than it used to be, there is a lot of chrome about and the lighting and sound system are both state of the art, including two large tv screens.
The only club in town with a capacity of 450. It has 3 bars and a small yard at the back which is hardly used anymore.
It is open:
Thursday-Saturday 9.30pm-2.00am and the occasional Wednesday 9.30pm-1.00am and some Sundays.
No entry is allowed after 11.00pm and costs: Thursday is Gold-70`s,80`s,90`s-£3.50 (ladies free before 10.30pm).
Friday is Heaven-Funky Disco £4.00.
Saturday Party Nite R & B , Chart & Dance £5.00.
Sunday (Last 1 of the month) Urban-R`N`B, Hip Hop, UK Garage.
Innuendo under its previous name, Marilyns was once voted best small club in the Midlands.
Dress Code: Wednesday and Friday: smart casual . jeans , trainers and t-shirts allowed , but not ripped or dirty.
Thursday and Saturday:smart casual. no jeans , trainers or t-shirts allowed.
The Royal Oak or as it is sometimes known, The Laughing joke used to be my first local, and I spent many a good time there.
The Oak serves traditional home cooked food at lunchtimes, along with real ales.Accomodation is available as is a no smoking area.
Dress Code: Anything you want as long as it is clean.