On the market: could you run this popular Hereford bistro?

A POPULAR Hereford bistro is on the market for only the second time since opening in the 1980s.

One of Hereford’s hidden treasures, Gilbies, which is tucked away off Commercial Street in the city centre, was started by Kevan and Bettina Gilbert in 1988.

The city centre bar and restaurant soon had a large following of regulars keen to sample the sustenance inspired by the Mediterranean and beers from around the world.

However, the Gilberts sold the business to former manager Rob Stead and his wife Haley in 2016.

And now the well-established business is being marketed by commercial agents Sidney Phillips for a free of tie lease of £68,500.

The agents said the business, which has a £425,000 annual turnover, can accommodate 60 people in its split-level trading areas and another 60 in the partially covered courtyard.

Hereford Times