A NEW £1 million bar and food outlet is opening in Haworth – with the creation of up to 30 full and part-time jobs.

The Treehouse Bar and Kitchen – on the site of the former Chaplin’s Bistro, in Oak Street ­– opens its doors on Friday (May 21).

For brothers Frank and Rob Stott, it is their first venture into the hospitality sector.

The entrepreneurs, whose existing companies include decorating and building contractors, bought the near-3,000sqft property two years ago.

Since then they have overseen a complete refurbishment and modernisation – internally and externally – of the premises, using materials such as reclaimed timber and cedar wood.

The brothers say the facelift aims to reflect “a contemporary city-centre ambience” while retaining the character of the building.

The Treehouse operation will be managed by Benjamin Comstive, who joins from the Potting Shed Bar and Gardens group – which he helped to found in Bingley and now has sites in Guiseley, Beverley and Northallerton.

Mr Comstive said: “There’s no venue quite like the Treehouse in the Haworth area at present, as most of our competitors are much more traditional in their approaches.

“We plan to be open day and night, seven days a week, with our menu containing pizzas, burgers, craft beers, cocktails and much more.

“Among other features, our building will include a public area at ground level plus a basement that can be booked for private parties and other events – as well as an outdoor terrace overlooking Haworth Beck. There will also be live sport shown across ten screens throughout the venue.”

Mr Comstive said Haworth was an “up-and-coming area” with plenty of residential development taking place and he hoped the Treehouse would appeal to the district’s growing population, of all ages.

But he also hopes the venue will attract people from further afield and provide for international tourists once pandemic restrictions allow.

“Tourists flocked to the village from all over the world in their thousands each year before Covid-19 struck and will hopefully do so again,” said Mr Comstive.

“The Government’s measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 meant pubs and restaurants couldn’t admit indoor customers – a ban which delayed our opening plans.

“But Prime Minister Boris Johnson then confirmed the prohibition would end on Monday, May 17, so we’ll be ready to open on May 21 and are really excited at the prospect.”

Recruitment is currently taking place, with between 20 and 30 jobs to fill.

Anyone interested in applying should visit treehousebars.com for further information.