New tiki bar Yard and Beyond brings little bit of paradise to Stourbridge

Something good is being cooked up, and rum cocktails are on offer, at a once derelict car park in Stourbridge town centre.

Manager Georgia Hadley at Yard and Beyond in Stourbridge
Manager Georgia Hadley at Yard and Beyond in Stourbridge

The unusual dining experience and tiki bar are the brainchild of David Salmon, aged 47, from Stourbridge, and Jason Green, 46, from Manchester.

The two business partners, who own the Cock 'n Bull in Stourbridge, have now turned a derelict car par at the rear of the premises into Yard and Beyond.

Four shipping containers have been sited on the car park area and these are let out to different street vendors on a fortnightly basis.

Inside Yard and Beyond
Inside Yard and Beyond

People can watch the theatre of chefs cooking Greek, Japanese and Mexican cuisine and also enjoy Mac 'n Cheese,

The tiki bar offers people the chance to sample a variety of rum cocktails and different beers and spirits.

Disc jockeys also play a mix of funky house and soul music to add to the atmosphere at the venue which only opened the doors days ago.

Owner David said: "We own the car park which has been derelict for about four years because of difficulties with access.

"With everything that has happened through the pandemic it has been a tough year.

"We are trying to make the most of the restrictions and offering people this amazing experience.

Manager Georgia Hadley at Yard and Beyond

"It is a little oasis, a paradise, in the centre of Stourbridge.

"We have amazing graffiti and the theatre of people being able to watch the chefs at work as well as the DJs playing and think this will appeal to a wide and diverse audience.

"It is already proving popular and we were fully booked last weekend.

"We believe outdoor space will continue to be popular and as we make our own rum in a distillery in Manchester will be serving a wide variety of rum cocktails at the tiki bar.

"Currently we are open Thursdays to Sundays and will have door security and a queue system but judging by the demand we advise people to book a table."

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