Venue’s first birthday is celebrated

One of Shrewsbury’s largest bars, brasseries and restaurants is celebrating its first anniversary.

Henry Tudor House, situated just off Wyle Cop, opened after an extensive refurbishment of the historic medieval building in November 2012.

In the last year it has created 14 jobs; developed as one of the region’s leading live music venues and picked up two awards.

“It has been a fantastic year,” said Clare Jenkins, who undertook a six-month refurbishment scheme on the 15th century building in Barracks Passage with husband Graham.

“We have been thrilled with the response from Shropshire people, who have flocked to eat, drink and meet here, and we have had great support from our dedicated staff team.

“It was quite a bold decision for us to invest in such a substantial project but we are pleased to say it has paid off and been such a success,” she added.

Earlier in the year Henry Tudor House was presented with the ‘Best Business’ accolade in the annual Mayor of Shrewsbury awards, as well as a gold standard nomination in the ‘Heritage’ category.

Graham Jenkins commented: “We were thrilled to receive the top business award from the Mayor in our first 12 months - it was recognition for all our hard work and investment and we are now looking forward to our second year of operation.”

To celebrate their first anniversary Henry Tudor House is running a free draw for customers to win tickets to a sell-out concert by local musician Dan Owen, known as Blues Boy Dan.

Born and bred in Shrewsbury, Dan is one of the rising stars of the blues music scene, having been mentored by Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac following a video posting on Youtube earlier this year which attracted 400,000 hits.

“These are definitely the ‘hottest tickets in town as Dan has since supported ZZ Top on tour and played at Glastonbury and he will perform at Henry Tudor House on December 1, 2nd and 3r,” added Graham.

To stand a chance of seeing Blues Boy Dan customers need to complete an entry form from Henry Tudor House.

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