Beach cafe rises from the ashes in new festival-style resurrection

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The Beach House
The Beach House at Mudeford, rebuilt after the fire

A POPULAR beach café and restaurant that was badly damaged in a fire is to be resurrected this year as a festival-style food and drink area complete with pizza stall and vans selling burgers, prosecco and gin.

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The Beach House on Mudeford Sandbank was nearly razed to the ground by the blaze last November and half of the building including the kitchen, main restaurant and shop had to be demolished as a result.

Now the owners, including director Jeremy Carpenter, have announced that they plan to set up a ‘Beach Festival’ area of food and drink stalls to cater for visitors.

There will also be fish and chips on offer alongside ice cream and a general bar.

Announcing the plans, the Beach House owners said: “Our temporary units are in place creating our Beach Festival set-up for the summer.

“The final plan for this summer season is to have a burger van, prosecco and gin van, pizza stall, fish and chip stall, bar as well as our shop and kiosk area.

“Our open air festival style food and drink is ready and waiting for you.”

Beach House fire
The Beach House in Mudeford after the fire

The pizza stall, burger van, coffee stall and ice cream shop are already open with the other stands being installed as soon as possible.

The cooking for some of the eateries will be done in kitchens housed in containers which have been installed on the site of the restaurant.

The owners say they will be “entirely weather dependant” but hope to be open in the evenings during the summer.

They have pledged to keep the site litter-free by having lots of bins and staff patrolling to make sure rubbish is picked up.

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