Northampton’s ‘The Wedgwood’ Re-Opening as a Destination Cocktail Bar.

Abington Street’s prominent bar, The Wedgwood, has been given a new lease of life and is set to reopen this Friday 29th April, under new management. The bar was forced to close due to COVID restrictions in March 2020 and has remained closed for two years. The re-opening comes as positive news for the community and at a time when a flurry of new businesses have invested in Northampton’s town centre, including French brand V&B, clothing brand Passenger Outfitter’s and rare plant emporium, Not Another Jungle.

Local entrepreneur, Mehmet Yetkin, who also owns Alberto’s Italian restaurant in Grange Park, has taken on the lease and is re-opening The Wedgwood as a destination cocktail bar.

Opening at 11am 7 days a week, the bar aims to become the go-to for bottomless brunch and long, lazy lunches, turning into a late bar in the evenings with local DJs at the weekends. Sangria Sundays are set to be a highlight of the week at The Wedgwood, where pitchers will be £9.95 all day and come in a variety of flavours.

The venue is one of the largest in the town centre and has bars over two floors, and a spacious roof terrace. The Wedgwood will be offering their upstairs bar for private hire and can cater to a wide range of events including birthdays, business networking, product launches and weddings.

General Manager and business partner, Matthew Dellapia, said “We are very excited to be re-opening this great Northampton venue after so long. We’re keen to offer people something new in the centre of town in relaxed and stylish surroundings.

“We are creating jobs and supporting the local community by sourcing ingredients and drinks locally, wherever possible. Supporting local is important to us and we’re proud to be an independent bar able to complement the buzzing hospitality offer in the town.”   

The Wedgwood is set to open its doors on Friday 29th April to cater to the bank holiday weekend trade and is holding a VIP launch the following week, on Thursday 5th May from 7pm which will offer cocktails, canapes and music.

Mehmet Yetkin, Owner, said: “The Wedgwood is a fantastic venue for anyone wanting to enjoy an evening out in the town centre and it’s also the perfect post-shopping lunch spot.

“I know that Northampton people enjoy quality local venues, and that’s what The Wedgwood will be. We have an extensive drinks selection, a wide variety of food including sharing-style platters and smaller dishes for people to enjoy with a bottle of wine or cocktails.

“All this and more will be showcased at our VIP launch on 5th May where we’ll be celebrating the investment we’ve made in bringing this venue back to life and turning it into something iconic for the town.”

To find out more about The Wedgwood, follow them on Instagram and Facebook @TheWedgwoodNN1 or email wedgwoodonabington@gmail.com