Red letter day for former post office

ONE of Denton’s iconic buildings has been transformed into a cocktail bar and restaurant.

The Post Room has opened in the former Victorian post office in Market Square which was latterly offices for housing group New Charter.

Ross Anderton

The cocktail bar and restaurant is the latest project of Adam Cordingley and a silent partner who are owners of the nearby Crown Point Tavern.

They acquired a lease for the post office at the start of the year and set about gutting the interior to provide the cocktail bar and restaurant which, post Covid-19, will have 100 covers inside and outside.

Ross Anderson, general manager and licensee of The Post Room, explained: “The owners saw the potential of the building and, when it became available, they jumped at it.

“There is nothing like this is Denton and they want to make the town a better place.

“It has been a big risk, especially at this time, but we believe in our product and have every confidence it will be a success.”

Ross certainly had a hands-on role in the refurbishment.

The 32-year-old from Haughton Green is a joiner by trade having worked on bars and restaurants all over Europe.

And much of the work at The Post Room has been carried out by Ross who describes the project as ‘my baby’.

Ross described it as a challenge driving the project forward during the Covid-19 pandemic.

But the work was completed and The Post Room opened on October 1 with Ross saying their social media advertising campaign paid rich dividends with bookings exceeding early expectations.

Ross added The Post Room is not only an eaterie, but somewhere you can just drop by for a drink.

They specialise in award-winning wines and have even commissioned a special ale, Denton Linney, as a tribute to the hatting industry in the town.

The Post Room, which sources much of its produce locally, is also a sizeable employer.

Ross heads a team which comprises 15 waiters, three kitchen and two bar staff.

And he added The Post Room is aware of the high coronavirus rates in the borough and operates not one, but two Track and Trace mechanisms to ensure the safety of customers.

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