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FRESH TAKE: New social space launched in St Albans promises innovation

 Published on: 12th July 2022   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Hub on Verulam, a next generation social space for the local community, opened its doors for the first time on June 27.

The Hub, created by founders Alex Addison and Hannah Petrouis, offers a new take on hospitality that is focused on wellbeing, community, and sustainability to meet the needs of today’s market. The Hub has a sustainably focused restaurant, café and bar, and two luxurious screening rooms, with regular events including comedy, community workshops and live sports.

Alex Addison, Co-Founder of The Hub said:

“Our mission is to shake up the way people socialise – our offering deliberately doesn’t fit in just one box. We’ve created a space to work and play, to watch sports, films, comedy – and to put an end to the misconception that good socialising means making choices that are detrimental to your health.

“Yes, we serve 4-5% beers, but we also serve loads of low ABV options. We serve cocktails, and alongside them you’ll see low alcohol equivalents – no ‘mocktails’ around here – that taste just as good. We do a take on fish and chips, alongside healthy buddha bowls and nutritious bar nibbles. It’s all about giving people great options so they can make better choices for the odd, or regular, occasion as they want to.”

The Hub opening follows a year-long renovation of one of St. Albans’ most characterful venues – the former Loch Fyne building – previously owned by Greene King. The reimagined 6,000 sq. ft space has been designed to challenge everything we think we know about restaurants, members clubs, co-working spaces, and sports bars.

The Hub is located at 5 Verulam Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4DA, and opens 10am – 10pm Mon – Sat and Sundays 10am – 6pm.


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