PICTURES: Take a look inside Buxton’s new craft ale and gin bar

Caroline and Toby McKenzie, owners of RedWillow in Buxton. Photos by Anne Shelley.
Caroline and Toby McKenzie, owners of RedWillow in Buxton. Photos by Anne Shelley.
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Buxton’s newest wine bar opens this weekend, and the owners say they are very excited about moving into the town.

RedWillow Breweries has taken over the former Royal Bank of Scotland building on Cavendish Circus and will be serving its first customers on Saturday.

Speaking on Thursday, director Caroline McKenzie said: “The end is in sight now and we are doing a final push to get everything ready for our first customers.”

The new bar, which can accommodate up to 70 people, will have 20 keg beers and more than 50 gins to sample.

The property, on the corner of George Street and Terrace Road, is not listed, but is located within the Buxton Central Conservation Area and is adjacent to, and faces, Grade II-listed buildings; Buxton Thermal Baths, The Colonnade and Quadrant.

Caroline said: “We have still got the manager’s office and all the lovely mahogany panels which gave the building its character, but we have also introduced a mezzanine floor with Chesterfield sofas, and downstairs there will be booth seating.

RedWillow opens its doors on Saturday.

RedWillow opens its doors on Saturday.

“For us to convert it from a bank to a bar has cost nearly £150,000, which shows our commitment to the town for now and for the future.”

RedWillow Buxton opens at 3pm on Saturday, December 16.

Opening hours are Monday-Thursday, noon-11pm; Friday and Saturday, noon-12.30am; Sunday, noon-10.30pm.

For more information, visit www.redwillowbrewery.com.

The mezzanine floor at RedWillow which opens its doors on Saturday.

The mezzanine floor at RedWillow which opens its doors on Saturday.

The old manager's office which now makes a cosy snug in the RedWillow bar on Cavendish Circus.

The old manager's office which now makes a cosy snug in the RedWillow bar on Cavendish Circus.

The old manager's office which now makes a cosy snug in the RedWillow bar on Cavendish Circus.

The old manager's office which now makes a cosy snug in the RedWillow bar on Cavendish Circus.

The new bar area, which will be selling artisan gins and craft beers.

The new bar area, which will be selling artisan gins and craft beers.

Patrons will find Chesterfield sofas upstairs and comfy booth seating downstairs.

Patrons will find Chesterfield sofas upstairs and comfy booth seating downstairs.

The Mezzanine floor at RedWillow.

The Mezzanine floor at RedWillow.

RedWillow is located in the former RBS bank branch at Cavendish Circus, Buxton.

RedWillow is located in the former RBS bank branch at Cavendish Circus, Buxton.