A food & drink revolution is coming to Hull in the form of Hammonds of Hull. The new food hall will house craft beer stands, coffee bars and artisan food and more as it hopes to attract two million people a year to the city centre. It opens next month for the run-up to Christmas and is currently going through final preparations ready to open its doors.
Found in the location which housed the House of Fraser department store, it will boast a “vibrant collection of dining, organic grocery, retail, food, music and art offerings, including artisanal food and beverage stations”.
Fitting inside the 30,000 space will be a range of different food and drink venues such as locally brewed 1821 HoH beer at the 1821 Cocktail and Coffee bar, the Tin Man Bar and Vino Deli, which will be serving up charcuterie boards, and pick from over 300 wines on offer
As well as food and drink, HoH will also feature a vinyl store, Bug Vinyl Records, which also plans to host live music events and DJ sets with hopes of the venue will become a staple part of the city’s live music scene. The music side to be steered by Grammy award-winning producer Jake Gosling – who has worked with the likes of Ed Sheeran, the Libertines and KSI.
The new space will offer exciting new job prospects with 200 possible jobs for the local community including foodies, emerging artists and more.
You can check out the line up of acts keeping you entertained this opening weekend below:
Eann Smith, creator and operator of HoH, said the new venue would be a destination that “Hull can be proud of”.
“HoH is a hive of local producers, makers and bakers. We aim to attract 2 million visitors a year and breathe life back into the city centre.”
“We also have pop-up opportunities up for grabs for aspiring producers to promote their brand or concepts in our food hall. This gives a platform to those talented individuals, helping launch their products to the public.
“This rotation will keep HoH fluid with a vibrant mix of creative independent businesses.”
Another addition to HoH – ‘Guerrilla Street Kitchen’ – will facilitate local chefs who may not have the opportunities to open their own restaurant, creating a community spirit that showcases and celebrates local talent, Eann said.