THORNTON'S latest bar has opened in the village's iconic South Square Centre.

The Watchmaker is run by Amy and Gareth Abraham, who have run pop up bars at local events including Thornton Gala and Saltaire Festival. This will be their first permanent bar.

The Thornton Antiquarian Society has documents that show that in 1916 the space was taken up by a watchmakers workshop, and the bar has taken on this name to acknowledge the building's history.

The Watchmaker opened this past weekend in a converted unit facing Thornton Road.

Rushworth's Fine Art Framers, which was in an area now occupied by the Watchmaker, will continue to be based at South Square - and is now based in a first floor workshop above the bar.

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The bar opens Wednesday -Thursday 3-10pm, Friday-Saturday 1-11pm and Sunday 1-9pm.

Mr and Mrs Abraham said: "To have the opportunity to open a bar in Thornton where we live is perfect.

"The Watchmaker is an informal tasting rooms offering a strong selection of cask ales, beers, wines and artisan gins. "The space is cosy, welcoming and the bar has been designed to reflect the character of the listed building.

"The food and drink offer in Thornton already punches above it’s weight and we hope that The Watchmaker will help the village become a destination.

"We very much look forward to welcoming the people of Thornton, Bradford beyond when we open our doors on Friday next week."

South Square is home to a number of other businesses, including Plenty At The Square cafe, and an art gallery.