27 September 2016 | Restaurants

Jelly Hill cafe shaken up as new owner takes the reins

Glasgow’s popular Jelly Hill Cafe Bistro has a new owner today, following a sale brokered by specialist business property adviser Christie & Co.

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The cafe bistro, located on Hyndland Road in Glasgow's West End, is a stalwart amongst the area’s student population popular as well as older clientele who pop in for a light bite and coffee. The cafe, which prides itself as being dog-friendly, is also used extensively by walkers and their four-legged friends.

The cafe has been purchased by Barbry Ltd, which has extensive experience in the Glasgow licensed and hospitality trade.

Josh Hill, Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Glasgow office brokered the sale and said, “We are delighted to have been involved in the sale of this well-known cafe.  We knew before we began marketing the Jelly Hill that there would be a number of interested parties in such a renowned West End fixture and as a result we were able to run a bespoke confidential marketing process for the vendor.

"In addition to its strong local reputation, this quirky cafe bistro has a fully-opening frontage and canopied patio with heating lamps which proves very popular when the sun shines in Glasgow and the cafe itself has an excellent reputation for its soup dishes and homemade tablet.

“We’re very excited by the new operator's plans for the Jelly Hill. He has a wealth of experience in the Glasgow hospitality sector, and we’re certain that he will take the cafe from strength to strength.”

A spokesperson for BARBRY Ltd said: We plan to refurbish the property but still keep its unique character and feel. We will have new wines, new menu and new coffee beans. We can't wait to welcome customers old and new.
 
"We are delighted to purchase this West End icon and hope to develop the business further over the coming years. 
 
"Josh Hill from Christie & Co has been outstanding throughout the purchase process. We would recommend their services to anyone looking to purchase or sell a hospitality business."
 
The Jelly Hill Cafe Bistro was sold for an undisclosed sum.