Well ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the first ever Bed blog! How quickly time passes, it is now one year since we took on the ownership of what was formerly Christy's Bar, 38 High St Uppermill, Saddleworth. After much thought and discussion this then became what you all now know as Bed.
Why Bed I hear you ask? So frequently we were asked this at the beginning and still to this day customers often stop me and say; "So where did the name come from?" Or "Why Bed?" Well the truth is a friend of ours, Neil Greenwood, who was often on the road in his line of work (and it has to be said has a fabulous marketing brain) was sat at my kitchen table with me one Saturday night, and on the other end of a whats'app chat was my former business partner Steven, and his wife Beth. I must say that he is still my business partner in our other venture, and has been for twenty years, also for the record my best friend for over thirty years! My friend Neil had mentioned to us a bar/restaurant he'd seen in Harrogate whilst on his travels and how he thought the name was very quirky, he spotted the possibility of fantastic marketing connotations that could arise from this. I put it to the others and we all unanimously agreed that this was the name that would bring something new to an already vibrant village!
The first year hasn't been easy by any stretch of the imagination, but I like to think with the help from my fantastic team, and the loyalty we're already seeing from our customers, that our second year will be even better than our first! A big thank you to all those involved with Bed, you know who you are and an extended welcome and thank you to all customers old and new. Having just had our application for an extra hour on our opening times rejected, it left me a little down-hearted. But I jumped straight back on the horse and have already set the wheels in motion to appeal this ludicrous decision! Here's to the next twelve months and hope to see you all in Bed soon.