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Bootlegger Bars secure site for new speakeasy bar in Richmond through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has secured a new tenant for The Richmond Vault, a basement pub and restaurant on Richmond High Street. The venue is set to be taken over by Bootlegger Bars Limited, an experienced bar and live music operator with five venues across the UK.

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The new ownership will see the venue rebranded as “Bootlegger Vault”, a vibrant and welcoming speakeasy-inspired bar set to offer an elevated food and cocktail menu and unforgettable live music experiences from the 1920s to the swinging 60s.

David Wilson, Associate Director – London Pubs & Restaurants at Christie & Co, who secured the new tenancy, comments, “We are thrilled to complete the off-market leasehold sale of Richmond Vault to Bootlegger Bars Limited. The new Bootlegger venue will be an exciting addition to the Richmond-Upon-Thames bar scene and this is yet another example of the demand we are experiencing for leasehold pubs and bars across London.”

Bootlegger Bar Founder, Lee Miller also comments, “We are thrilled to unveil Bootlegger Vault to the world. Our team has worked tirelessly to create a space that celebrates the rich history and cultural significance of the speakeasy era, and we invite guests to join us on this extraordinary journey and experience the magic of the past. This will be our sixth venue that builds on the success of our sites in Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Brighton and Leeds. We are excited be part of the unique Richmond high street for years to come.”

Bootlegger Bars’ commitment to delivering unrivalled service, innovative and creative cocktails, combined with the magic of live music performances in unique and quirky venues will ensure that every visit leaves customers with a lasting impression and cherished memories. With the addition of the new site in Richmond, the group will now operate six venues across the UK, with sites in Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Brighton and Leeds.


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Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
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