Part of York bakery set to be turned into a wine bar
A York bakery café looks set to be transformed into a wine bar.
Under plans lodged with City of York Council, the Thomas The Baker café at 55 York Road, Acomb, will become a bistro and bar.
If planners give permission for a change of use, the Ham & Firkin could open later in the year.
Previously, the team behind the Ham & Firkin – Ashley and Matthew Hyde and their business partner Greg Harper Watson – planned to open the bar in the former Lloyds Bank building on Front Street, Acomb.
As we reported a year ago, they got the name from a pub that closed a century ago.
But they withdrew that application in July before submitting the new one last month.
Thomas the Baker is still trading from its York Road store. The café operates from number 55, while the bakery operates from number 57.
The application only applies to number 55, which houses the café. That would become the Ham & Firkin, while the bakery shop would be unaffected.
According to the plans, the wine bar would include an outside seating area with five tables and planters behind barriers.
Inside there would be 34 seats and a rear bar.
You can read the plans here.