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Prestwick's favourite bar and restaurant to get makeover

Following 16 years of business in the heart of Prestwick, Elliots bar and restaurant is set for a significant investment from Buzzworks Holdings, heralding a complete transformation and new chapter for the much loved venue.

Collin, Alison and Kenny Blair.

Elliots closed its doors for the last time on Sunday 27 January 2019, with work on the new look offering – Vic’s & The Vine – commencing right away.

Kenny Blair, Buzzworks Holdings MD, said:

“It’s essential to evolve within the hospitality industry and look at innovative ways to create new and exciting concepts for our customers. It’s an exciting time for the company as this major refurbishment gets underway.

“In recent years we have launched venues outside of Ayrshire, namely The Coach House in Bridge of Weir and Scotts South Queensferry – but we’ve never lost sight of our roots by strategically investing in our existing venues. Our work to reincarnate Elliots is part of our wider growth strategy, both benefiting the local community and Scotland’s hospitality industry.”

Vic’s & The Vine will be a venue of two halves. The restaurant will be called The Vine and have 150 covers serving fantastic food from breakfast to late every day. The bar will be called Vic’s and will be a modern take on a traditional bar featuring live sport and entertainment seven days a week, including opening to 2.30am on weekends.

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International designer Jim Hamilton will once again lead this project with Buzzworks, transforming Elliots with a stylish new look – including a new glass roof in part of the bar.

The brand-new kitchen will be well equipped to make the most of current trends and modern cooking methods, with an impressive Churrasco BBQ pit taking centre stage. Buzzworks talented chef team are already hard at work creating fresh new menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner and more.

Its restaurant area will also have a dedicated private dining room for up to 24 guests, making it a perfect destination for any occasion.

The Vine restaurant will have a relaxed family friendly atmosphere and Vic’s will offer a packed schedule of live music, seasonal events and live sports screenings in 4K. Afternoon visitors to The Vine can also enjoy a leisurely coffee and freshly baked cake from the neighbouring Bakehouse.  

Vic’s is set to become the first venue in Ayrshire to serve fresh, unpasteurised tank beer straight from the brewery and the new drinks offering will include incredible choice and value for money on all drinks, all week long.

Elliots renowned nightlife scene will not be lost as late-night DJ’s will fill the dancefloor each weekend as part of the entertainment programme at Vic’s.

Kenny added: “We’ve seen an appetite in the industry for more cool and modern pubs and similarly to our T-Bar in Ayr, Vic’s will be a traditional bar with a twist. This will both suit the local market and sit alongside our excellent new restaurant offering in Prestwick. Our vision is to create the best day to night venue in Scotland and we are confident Vic’s & The Vine will match those expectations.”

Work has started on Elliots with Vic’s & The Vine due for completion Easter 2019. To keep up to date with the latest news visit @BuzzworksLife on Facebook.


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