Former Bourne & Hollingsworth Group duo relaunch Henricks Bar, Edinburgh
14 February 2020Former Bourne & Hollingsworth Group duo, Jamie Forbes and Andria Stirling have relaunched Henricks Bar in Edinburgh.
Having met through working at London’s Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, as Managing Director and Head of Marketing respectively, Scottish couple, Jamie Forbes and Andria Stirling have come home to the Scottish capital to relaunch the Bruntsfield bar and restaurant.
Henricks Bar is a neighbourhood bar offering cocktails and comfort food in a relaxed environment. A Bruntsfield fixture for 20 years, Henricks Bar now has a new team in place, led by Jamie and Andria. Both originally from Edinburgh, they spent the last 15 years plying their trade in London.
A whisky aficionado from the beginning, Jamie started his bar career in Edinburgh, at Ricks Bar & Rooms (now Rabble), Candy Bar and then Indigo Yard. He was then headhunted to help open Albannach in London's Trafalgar Square in 2004 where he joined as Whisky sommelier and bar manager before moving to Ignite Group. Reigniting his whisky roots, Jamie joined William Grant and Sons as Global Brand Ambassador for Monkey Shoulder Whisky, building what is now a major player in the whisky market globally. After a stint in Brazil with William Grants, Jamie returned to London and headed up the team at B&H Group, overseeing the group’s bars and restaurants and it is here where Jamie met Andria, who was responsible for all the group’s marketing and events.
Jamie and Andria have been busy putting their stamp on Henricks Bar, transforming it from a local brasserie into a friendly neighbourhood bar that offers high quality cocktails, curated spirits and hand-picked wines alongside beautifully cooked, honest food. A truly family-run establishment, Henricks Bar is a reflection of the couple’s love of wine, gin, whisky and food.
Featuring pared back, intelligent cocktails and having a definite leaning towards whisky, alongside classics Henricks Bar’s cocktail list will be one of the big draws of this new venue and the drinks will change regularly.
With a big focus on grilled meats and burgers, Henricks Bar’s food offering will combine classic brasserie fare with traditional Scottish favourites and bar snacks, combined with a complementary and changing list of wines from all over the world.