Welcome to our world
Loungers was founded in 2002 by a trio of long standing friends, Dave Reid, Alex Reilley and Jake Bishop. Having spent years in the restaurant and bar trade – not to mention just as many propping up the bars in Bristol (all of course in the name of research) – they decided it was time they did their own thing. The motivation was simple and very selfish; they wanted somewhere to drink themselves.
An empty opticians on North Street, Bristol seemed to fit the bill. It had the necessary planning permission, was just about big enough and in reasonable condition. The ‘shell’ included a kitchen so they accepted that they would be doing a bit of food, and after a few months of sort-of-not-knowing-what-they-were-doing, Lounge opened on Tuesday 29th August 2002.
They liked it a lot and so, it seemed, did a lot of other people. They pondered whether they should open another one, maybe on Gloucester road, and in what was an absurdly short space of time they did, and Loungers was born.
Cosy Club came along a mere 8 years later on 10th September 2010 when a beautiful building in Taunton became available. Our very first Cosy Club. The rest, as they say, is history…
Think aristocratic abundance with a dash of local village cricket pavilion pottiness.
from fine coffees and smoothies to some of the finest cocktails known to man and woman.
We are sorry to say that we have decided to close amidst the national outbreak of Covid 19 because we want to help to keep our team, our customers and the community as safe as possible.
We'll be serving up splendid hospitality, delicious dishes and tremendous tipples as soon as we possibly can; stay tuned on our social media for any further updates.
With huge thanks for your loyalty, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Take care of yourselves, stay safe and united
The Cosy Club team xClose