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Couple sell cocktail bar business – including all drinks and a loo covered in Marvel comics

PUBLISHED: 14:55 22 January 2020 | UPDATED: 14:55 22 January 2020

Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Picture: Charlie Tostevin/Belton Duffey

Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Picture: Charlie Tostevin/Belton Duffey

Charlie Tostevin/Belton Duffey

A chef and his wife who run a trendy restaurant in the historic part of King’s Lynn are selling the business for £40,000 – which includes their fully stocked bar.

Junno and Charlie Tostevin, who are selling the Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar business. Pic: Charlie TostevinJunno and Charlie Tostevin, who are selling the Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar business. Pic: Charlie Tostevin

Charlie and Junno Tostevin took over Archers Kitchen in Limes House, Purfleet Street, near the quayside, in 2014. They've made a name for selling delicious home-cooked meals, coffee and cakes as well as their own take on a number of cocktails.

But one of the favourite features for customers is a rather novel loo which the couple decorated using Marvel superhero and Star Wars comics. Sadly they won't be able to take them with them when they leave.

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Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Belton DuffeyArchers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Belton Duffey

Mr Tostevin told this newspaper that they were looking to embark on a new venture once they've found a buyer. And he reiterated Archers Kitchen was open as usual and that it was hoped a new buyer would be found to take it - and about eight-10 staff - on for the future.

He said: "It's business as usual, we are open as usual, it's been a fantastic business but after six and a half years, it's time to do something different."

The business is a licenced restaurant serving lunches and evening meals but is also renowned for making excellent cocktails - with its frozen Pornstar Martini a favourite with customers.

Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Belton DuffeyArchers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Belton Duffey

Mr Tostevin is head chef and Mrs Tostevin does much of the baking with some of the treats on the menu including vegan pineapple upside-down cake and banana and nutella cakes.They also offer a menu with vegan and gluten-free options including a popular request, their vegan Black Forest cake with home-made cherry jam.

The business has seating for 32 people and includes all the furniture and a fully-equipped kitchen, furniture such as tables, chairs and stools as well as everything you need to run it including the espresso machine, ice maker, music system - and even the bar with all the drinks.

The couple rent the premises for £14,000 a year, say the agents Belton Duffey, and the lease is due for renewal.

Archers Kitchen has also earned a good reputation locally for offering something different. Last year the couple took a pop-up bar to the local St Nicholas chapel for a special music event.

Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Belton DuffeyArchers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Belton Duffey

The couple worked in the restaurant and bar trade in London before moving to Norfolk.

Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Belton DuffeyArchers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Belton Duffey

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The loo at Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar which is covered in Marvel comics and Star Wars' pictures. Pic: Belton Duffey.The loo at Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar which is covered in Marvel comics and Star Wars' pictures. Pic: Belton Duffey.

Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Belton DuffeyArchers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Belton Duffey

Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Belton DuffeyArchers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Belton Duffey

Archers Kitchen took a pop-up bar to St Nicholas Church last year. Pic: Archers Kitchen and Cocktail BarArchers Kitchen took a pop-up bar to St Nicholas Church last year. Pic: Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar

Some of the delicious cakes on sale at Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Archers KitchenSome of the delicious cakes on sale at Archers Kitchen and Cocktail Bar. Pic: Archers Kitchen


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