As hospitality venues open up across England, businesses have been busy securing premises at venues throughout Plymouth and the surrounding area.

This week sees the biggest changes the sector has witnessed in months as England takes its next step out of lockdown and pubs and restaurants open their doors to guests.

Local property consultancy Stratton Creber Commercial (SCC) has completed a number of recent deals with leisure and hospitality operators.

Managing director Chris Ryland says: “We have been inundated with requirements for food-based premises across Plymouth and the surrounding area and we are delighted to report much confidence and excitement in the market.”

Cheshire-based New World Trading Company has secured the former Las Iguanas unit at The Brewhouse, Royal William Yard, for their ‘The Club House’ format.

Opening this week, the brand is designed to give guests ’that feeling when you first arrive on holiday’ with a distinctive, casual bar and a restaurant that will extend outside. A comprehensive food menu is available alongside a wide selection of beers, wines and cocktails. It is the second location for The Club House which already has a successful operation in Liverpool.

Elsewhere in Plymouth, the former Coffee Bean unit in Cornwall Street has been let to a coffee shop, while another is opening in Plympton, where a sole trader has secured 2a Westfield. The ground floor unit enjoys a prominent location next to Tesco Express.

In Mayflower Street an Indian restaurant and take-away operator has taken on the lease at number 34, formerly home to fish and chip restaurant Catch.

The sale of 80 Fore Street, Salcombe, was completed to a local Kingsbridge couple who have opened a coffee and sandwich shop called ‘The Pantry’.

Three other commercial properties in Plymouth and the surrounding area are currently under offer to tenants in the hospitality sector.

New to the market are a number of properties of interest to food-based businesses. In St Judes, Plymouth, a ground floor retail unit with first floor office is now available.

The well-located unit is next to Friary Mill Bakery and on the corner of Gasking Street and Beaumont Road. The ground floor has a good size sales area, a storage cupboard and a staircase rising to the first floor office. In addition there is a ground floor disabled toilet.

Further opportunities are available at Mills Bakery, Royal William Yard and at Plymouth Cross, the landmark city centre development on the site of former department store Derry’s.

With offices in Plymouth, Truro and Exeter, SCC is recognised as the most active commercial property agent in Devon, an accolade it has held for eleven consecutive years. The Most Active Agent Award for Devon was received from EGi, the online arm of leading industry journal Estates Gazette.