Image: Lawrence Doyle, General Manager for The Ticket Office making cocktails for one of the workmen on site.

New £250k Ticket Office Bar to create 25 new jobs


Twisted Bars Ltd, have taken over the lease and is transforming the iconic Ilkley railway building which has had many previous incarnations in the past, including the ‘The Green Frog’ which was well-loved during the 1980’s.


The group who opened popular Guiseley Bar ‘Everybodys’ in March 2016 is investing £250,000 into creating the ‘Ticket Office Bar’, a high end cocktail and drinks venue, which is set to open in Autumn/Winter 2017 will be creating around 25 new jobs


Adam Lewis, Managing Director of Twisted Bars said:


“I have lived in and around Ilkley all my life and am aware of the fantastic food offerings available in the town but have watched the bar scene virtually disappear.


My vision behind the venue is to offer a premium drink led experience for those who appreciate the superior products you would only usually find in a city centre venue. There are a number of eating venues in Ilkley, however, the amount of mainly drinking establishments does not necessarily correspond.


‘Ticket Office Bar’ will be largely drinks focused with a small food offering to complement. There will be a minimum age policy, delivering classic cocktails with a twist, focusing on the drinks and experience side of hospitality.”

This is Twisted Bars 2nd venture and they are looking to rapidly expand by opening a further 8 sites in Yorkshire within the next 8-9 years.