HEREFORD'S Left Bank is set to re-open in November.

As revealed by the Hereford Times in April, the lease of the riverside complex has been bought by the Waring family, who run Lyde Court.

A series of launch nights will be celebrate the opening, while a number of businesses have booked their Christmas parties at the Bridge Street site.

And, the Left Bank is also set to host its first wedding on New Year's Eve next year.

Lucy Carter and Nick Freeman said that they always loved going to the venue and wanted the venue for their special day.

"It has quite a contemporary feel and I like the surroundings – it embraces Hereford," said Lucy.

"Nick was at an event at the Left Bank on New Year's Eve four years ago and we met on New Year's Day.

"We've therefore always wanted to get married at new year."

Gary Waring said that the interest in the Left Bank during the past few months has been 'phenomenal'.

Mr Waring added that Charles' Bar will re-open in late November, initially from Thursdays to Saturdays, with the restaurant opening on a 'pop-up' basis.

"Celebrity cooks will no doubt make an appearance, but Herefordshire is already blessed with young catering teams," said Mr Waring.

"There is nobody in Herefordshire that doesn’t know the value of the Left Bank to the county."

The complex was bought in January by the Lively family, through their Cathedral View Investment business.

It was previously owned by Nottingham-based Bramcote Holdings and was later placed on the open market with a guide price of £1.25million.

The bar and restaurant complex endured a chequered history after its founder Albert Heijn sold the business in 2007.

It resulted in the venue shutting in 2009 before a second effort to make the business work saw it close suddenly before Christmas the following year. Left Bank has remained closed ever since.