Don’t miss the launch of The Hide Bar and Lounge in Ampthill tonight

The Hide team welcome you to the bar's grand opening tonight
The Hide team welcome you to the bar's grand opening tonight

A unique lounge bar will officially open its doors this evening as it welcomes people seeking a place to drink fine wines in a relaxed atmosphere in Ampthill.

Business partners Sam Pearce and Andrea Wilson always dreamt of opening up their own bar, but it never seemed to be the right time - until now.

From 5pm The Hide Bar and Lounge on Woburn Street will launch its opening night as locals arrive to see what it has to offer.

Mum-of-two Sam from Ampthill said: “There are lot of people who think the same as I do, that there wasn’t anything in Ampthill catering for people of a certain age who just wanted a nice place to go out to in the evening where they could have a drink and a few nibbles.

“There are lots of pubs and restaurants in Ampthill, but sometimes you don’t always want that kind of noisy atmosphere - instead you just want to relax.

“The Hide has got a really nice, chilled out atmosphere and it’s a lovely place to visit.”

It may have been dubbed ‘Ampthill’s best kept secret’ on the Hide’s new website, but as interest surrounding tonight’s launch grows, the team could have the desired problem that customers will be queuing to get in.

The snug bar can allow up to 60 people inside, with the outside area giving room for a few more, but judging on The Hide’s reaction on social media, the whole town could be lining up on the streets.

Sam added: “We’re absolutely beside ourselves about the reaction from people on Facebook and Twitter.

“We would love it to be a great success and that people leave here thinking they have had a really nice time, whether they’re just coming for a drink or a little bite to eat.

“We have big ideas, but at the moment we have to get ourselves all set here first and make sure everyone has a great time.”