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Jobs on offer at diner

An American-style eatery has opened in the heart of Shrewsbury, creating 30 jobs in the process.

Biggies Diner, in Frankwell, occupies the former home of the Silverton Hotel and also provides seven boutique hotel rooms and an upmarket sports bar.

The venue, serves up "a gourmet feast of traditional US favourites", according to owners Ryan King, Sophie Gwilliam and Sam Taylor.

Ryan and Sophie had been seeking a new challenge since selling the Smoke Stop BBQ at Ford while Sam already owns Shrewsbury venues the Libertine Cocktail Bar and House of the Rising Sun.

Sophie said: "We're really excited by Biggies and, having visited America many times, most recently to do our research in New York, we've brought together the idea of diners and sports bars with our knowledge of moreish American food.

"It's big, tasty and you will definitely want to go back for more. We want all of our guests to say 'wow' when their food is served. We want it to look so appetising that not only do they want to devour it - but also take a photo and share their experience on social media. It's all part of the experience.

"We have a specialist knowledge of cocktails while we also have a special milkshake menu, sodas which have been shipped over from America and popcorn machines which children love. It really is a unique taste of America in the heart of Shrewsbury.
"We think the combination of delicious food, cocktails, an upmarket sports bar with six TV screens - and seven stylish boutique hotel rooms with lovely big bathrooms is a great mix." 

Luna Hodson, the manager of Biggies, added: “We have only just been allocated a phone number, but we've been consistently busy through bookings via our Facebook page. It has been an incredible start."

"We've been made to feel very welcome by the Frankwell community, particularly the other bars in the area as we can help bring more people to this part of town.

"We all support each other and when people come to Biggies, they may go to the other bars and restaurants nearby. It's all very exciting."

Pictured: Luna Hodson, the manager of Biggies Diner.


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