A NEW Hereford cocktail bar will open this week.

The Botanic will open the doors of its bar situated in the former Play nightclub premises in Blue School Street at 7 pm this Friday (December 1).

The establishment will be offering locals a variety of freshly made cocktails, gins, prosecco and more within their florally themed watering hole.

The Botanic will open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7 pm to 1 am with DJ’s playing music throughout the night, a spokesperson said.


The cocktail bar is part of a larger-scale revamp of the former Play nightclub which will now be known as Trilogy following an investment of more than £600,000 from national bar and nightclub operators Epic Bar and Clubs.

As well as Botanic, the complex will consist of a nightclub named Labyrinth and a Disco Disco party room complete with an illuminated dancefloor which is set to open on December 8.

Earlier this year Epic chief executive officer Mark Shorting said the project had been months in the making and the company was thrilled to bring the brand to Hereford.