Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 11 June 2022
UNCERTAINTY LOOMS over the plans for a proposed new wine bar in Nuneaton town centre.
As the Hinckley Free Press reported back in late May, Abbey Street-based greasy spoon, Castillo’s, announced on social media that they had plans to open up as a brand new wine bar and bistro, which would serve up Mediterranean cuisine.
This announcement came after they were given the ‘green light’ by the Borough Council to serve up alcohol on-site – and even perform live music performances.
On social media sharing site, Facebook, a spokesperson said previously: “Castillo’s Wine Bar and Bistro is opening soon, serving up a range of delicious drinks and Mediterranean food! Let us pour you a glass and get you ready to unwind.”
However, it seems like these plans have been completely halted, as they have came to a rather sudden stand-still.
The Facebook page for the new venture has now been completely taken off the social media site.
And, job listings which were posted to job website LinkedIn for front of house staff and bar staff have been taken down.
As a result, there is little to no trace of this planned venture online, except the original news story which was broken by the Hinckley Free Press a month ago.
In fact, there are no hints at their cafe that they even have plans to become a wine bar anymore.
The Hinckley Free Press have tried to make contact with Castillo’s, but received no comment back from them when they were approached about the venture.
This may be because they were beaten to the punch by the newly re-opened Jailhouse, which re-opened on Wednesday, 1 June, following a two-year closure.
The Jailhouse has re-opened to great fanfare from many who used to frequent it years ago and attracted new customers. It serves up cocktails, bottles of wine, prosecco, and beers on draught, hosts karaoke nights, and shows live sports.