Peaky Blinders bar to host season four curtain raiser

By Stuart Stone contact

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By order of the Peaky Blinders: the Devon-based bar and grill serves 14 types of whisky and boasts a themed menu
By order of the Peaky Blinders: the Devon-based bar and grill serves 14 types of whisky and boasts a themed menu
The Peaky Blinders Bar & Grill in Paignton, Devon, is set to host a meet and greet with actors from hit TV series Peaky Blinders as well as a screening of the first episode on 15 November.

The bar is close to selling all 125 tickets available to watch the fourth season’s opener and to meet actors Geoff Holland and Christopher Bragan who join the show as “prominent gang members”.

The Peaky Blinders Bar & Grill, which is designed to look like a scene from the 1920s, was opened on 16 September after nine months of work to renovate the bar that previously occupied the site.

Amid a busy schedule of live music this November, The Peaky Blinders Bar & Grill will be showing all six episodes from the forthcoming fourth series, starring Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy and new addition Adrien Brody, though the events held are in no way affiliated to the BBC. 

Family ties

Owner Jamie Devon, who is originally from London, decided to create a Peaky Blinders themed bar following the release of the TV series and in light of a personal connection to the Birmingham-based gang.

Devon told the Morning Advertiser​: “My great grandfather was a Peaky Blinder – I owned the building, was watching the series and it all came together that way.

“My great grandfather was Irish; he came over as an alien – what they used to call an alien – to Birmingham. He was in the racecourse gang which is now known as the Peaky Blinders.”

Free shots

The Peaky Blinders were one of many urban youth gangs based in Birmingham in the 18th​ and 19th​ centuries. The gang, based in Birmingham’s Small Heath area, first hit BBC screens in 2013 when the show’s opening season was broadcast. The fourth season gets underway on BBC Two at 9pm on Wednesday (15 November).

The bar offers traditional pub food with specials based on the TV show’s characters - such as The Thomas Shelby Mixed Grill, and The Shelby Burger - as well as live music every night. Moreover, customers who visit in 1920s dress, such as flat caps and flapper dresses, are rewarded with a free shot from one of 14 different types of whisky available.

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