William’s Food Hall, which has been serving the people of Nailsworth and beyond for over 40 years, is delighted to announce a total refurbishment and brand new restaurant, due for completion on Friday 17th January 2020.

William Beeston was credited for literally ‘putting Nailsworth on the map’ following the launch of what was then William’s Kitchen in 1975. His hugely successful delicatessen and fish market helped transform the small Gloucestershire market town from quiet backwater to the celebrated foodie haven it has become today. Voted one of Rick Stein’s ‘Food Heroes’ and named one of Matthew Fort’s Five Favourite Places to Shop, William’s went from strength to strength and was sold to local family Ed and Helen Playne on Mr Beeston’s retirement in February 2014.

Demand for the celebrated seafood eatery has grown year on year since 2014 and the current restaurant lacks the capacity to meet demand. The refurbishment will increase the number of covers from 35 to 68 and evening opening hours will be extended to every Friday and Saturday evening. The restaurant will also be open for lunch from Monday to Saturday with the ever-popular £12.50 for two courses Monday deal set to continue.

As well as nearly doubling in size, the new restaurant will feature a new wood-panelled cocktail bar, more comfortable banquette-style seating, oak tables and chairs upholstered in leather, new coastal wall art and softer up-lighting, as well as large chalkboards to advertise the catch of the day.

The shop will be fitted out with a new fish slab and three new large display refrigeration units surrounded by hand-crafted timber shelving for dry goods.

During the refurbishment, the shop and fish restaurant will need to close from Monday 6th to Friday 17th January 2020. The work is being carried out by award-winning interior design and build company, Concorde BGW.

To celebrate the new restaurant, we are holding a launch party on Wednesday 22 January between 5pm and 7pm. Please do join us for a glass of fizz and RSVP on email or Eventbrite here.