A HEREFORD bar and music venue is to close next month.

The family-run venue has hosted a number of DJs and bands to the Union Street venue over the past five years, including ska and reggae acts. 

However, the firm announced on its Facebook page that it will soon be shutting. 

"It is with a great mixture of emotions of both joy and sadness that we must announce that we are indeed closing at the end of September," reads the post.

"However, before we go, we want to showcase the very best of Babar Cafe, to turn the lights out on a real high."


The post adds that the venue will be hosting Jamaican singer Onika Venus this Friday (August 25), while the next night, it is partnering up with Hereford River Carnival to offer 'an exciting night of great music and crazy cabaret performers'.

Meanwhile, Leeds reggae band, the State of Satta, will be performing on September 30, which will be Babar Cafe's final night. 

The bar was initially put on the market with agents Intelligent Business Partners Ltd for a leasehold of £75,000.

However, its current asking price is now £40,000. The agents said it is "an extremely popular bar and music venue situated in Hereford", with a turnover of £135,784.

"Supported by Arts Council England, the business blends delicious cocktails alongside an excellent selection of local live bands, comedy acts and more.

"Blending a funky interior with an unbeatable atmosphere, the business has built up an excellent reputation locally and now has a large and loyal customer base. Benefiting from an extended licence, the bar is able to trade until 3am.

"The business has grown in popularity since its establishment in 2018, now boasting thousands of followers on social media with large numbers of positive reviews."

Intelligent Business partners said the bar,would best suit a person with a passion for the music industry ready to continue the already established legacy.

It is being offered on a leasehold basis with an annual rent of £9,148.