Corky's Wine Bar

CORKYS wine bar and steak restaurant provides the best in home-cooked food in. traditional, friendly surroundings.

Owner Ian Wright and his staff pride themselves on the quality and variety of the menu with all its items prepared on the premises.

The menu at Corky’s is pitched so as not to strain any pocket. It combines delicious jacket potatoes for less than £1.50 with substantial Lasagnes and Cottages Pies as well as dishes like Chicken Pie and Quiche, all for under £3.00.

Beer fans are spoilt for choice with a range of beers and lagers including Castlemaine, Old Baily, Skol, Red Stripe to name but a few.

Upstairs at Corkys there is steak restaurant for that special occasion.


The value-for-money Special menu combines a vast choice of items, in four courses, all the bargain price of £6.95. There’s a variety of fillet and rump steaks cooked just right for those of us who like our meat. The a la carte menu offers finger-licking choices like Duck a la Orange for £7.95 and Chicken Kiev for £5.85. There’s no neglect of the vegetarian, either, with delicious Mushroom and Nut Fettucine for £3.95 and Spinach and Mushroom Lasagne for £4.25.

The superb real beams on the ceiling and walls bear inadequate witness to the hard work involved in restoring Corkys. The wine bar was won from the ashes of dereliction seven or eight years ago – Ian Wright used four tonnes of sand to sandblast the building into shape and builders carted five full lorry loads of rubbish away.

Although you can take rubbish away and bring paint and furnishings in — you can’t buy atmosphere. The old bakehouse had it all along — it just took a sympathetic and loving touch to bring it out.

Corkys also provide catering for outside functions and the steak restaurant is available for private parties.

April 1990

Geof Capes can be seen the old advert for Corky’s Wine Bar pictured below.




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