November 14th, 2013

Living Ventures doubles up at Albert Dock

Living Ventures doubles up at Albert Dock

By Peach Report

Living Ventures will soon open its fourth pub restaurant under its New World Trading Company banner-the Smugglers Cove on Albert Dock in Liverpool.

The venue will follow the template set by other New World operators, with touches relevant to its locale in Liverpool. Drinks will include cocktails and rums, in a nod to the Dock's trading history, while food will include deli, rotisserie and barbeque dishes. 

Albert Dock is already home to a branch of Gusto, Living Ventures' upmarket Italian concept. Other brands operating there include Miller & Carter and Revolution.

The Smugglers Cove will join Living Ventures' three other pub concepts: the Botanist in Leeds and Alderley Edge and the Oast House in Manchester's Spinningfields. London is next on the agenda for the New World company, which Living Ventures claims will turnover £9.5m this year.

Living Ventures CEO Tim Bacon said: "This is an exciting time for NWTC. Our current offering has proved to be a success in a tough economic climate and we feel Liverpool is the obvious choice for the next evolution of NWTC. Liverpool is a vibrant and exciting city and I believe The Smugglers Cove will be a great addition to what is already on offer at Albert Dock."

Graham Cook, director of the Albert Dock Company, said, "We are very pleased to welcome NWTC's latest venue to Albert Dock. Its arrival will only further enhance the already fantastic selection of bars and restaurants we have on offer here. In its 25th year of regeneration, it seems very right that a new operation should open at the Dock. While we should celebrate the past, it's always important to look to the future and bring exciting new venues for visitors to enjoy. It is also encouraging to see Living Ventures have the confidence to open its second venture in Albert Dock Liverpool. As a place to set up business, Albert Dock continues to attract some of the biggest names in the hospitality trade, which is great news for both the estate as well as our visitors."

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