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Mutiny Bay Smokehouse

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:32 pm
by Ladyofthelake
As reported on TowersTimes News, plans have been submitted for a new food and beverage offering in the Mutiny Bay Courtyard. If approved, the plans will see the removal of the old Courtyard Barbeque servery, and the installation of a new food serving area at the back of the Courtyard Tavern, The current large canopy will be replaced and surrounded with glass railings to enclose the area from the elements. Whilst we don't yet know exactly what kind of food it will offer, the planning documents hint we may be seeing a Smokehouse similar to that at Chessington World of Adventures Resort.

Perhaps one of the saddest parts of the plans though is the confirmation that the Pirates of Mutiny Bay Stage is to be stripped out suggesting that the Pirates have swashbuckled their last and will not be making a return :(

Re: Mutiny Bay Smokehouse

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:03 pm
by Justin
The Smokehouse at Chessington is a nice addition to the park, so it will be nice to see this area revamped!

Re: Mutiny Bay Smokehouse

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:51 pm
by jackf1tz
Noooooooooooooooooooooooo! I loved that show! Could they do a similar show inside the building? The park feels a bit empty, and I miss all of the entertainment it used to have ( outside of cbeebies land).

Re: Mutiny Bay Smokehouse

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:59 pm
by S.J_O'Grady
Shame about the stage, it was a nice example of how Merlin should be with their theming efforts. Hopefully the improvements to the Ingestre building will also mean a bit of theming on the walls or something. I'm certainly glad they're giving the old building a bit of attention.

Re: Mutiny Bay Smokehouse

Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:47 pm
by Robert W
I can't wait to try out this new place when it opens! We always eat at Eastern Express, so this new place would be a nice alternative nearby. 
I guess the removal of the stage is good and bad. Whilst it was themed well, it didn't quite fit in with the courtyard... perhaps Alton want to make the courtyard a little more authentic... the stage never really fit in with the more relaxing courtyard atmosphere of Mutiny Bay, yet one could still argue that it was still in a good locating for the seating etc., but thematically, I think it stood out a bit too much. Mutiny Bay is always such a nice place to relax, so I think a well themed restaurant is just what the area needs.

Re: Mutiny Bay Smokehouse

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:35 pm
by Bert2theSpark
Does anyone think that this is to compliment SW8 next year, similar to that of RCR and Galactica, I mean I love how Towers expanding their F&B options, and Mutiny Bay was already the best F&B place in the park.

However if this is going to be in the same area as SW8, SW8 not looking likely to be in MB, It will isolate Battle Galleons from the rest of the area. I Wouldn't want Battle Galleons to be rethemed unless it was themed to the standard it is now, it's the best themed ride in the park. 

Also having been Chessngton for the first time recently, the BBQ Smokehouse smelt delicious when I walked past, and I'm sure it will help create a more immersive atmosphere for SW8, intended or not intended. 

Shame to see the Pirate Show go, I will miss hearing Lady Gaga on the Skyride, But seeing SW8 makes up for that. I would like something to be done outside Cbeebies at Towers, It's strange that when I'm in Cbeebies I have to convince myself I'm at Towers with the variety of entertainment that goes on. 

Re: Mutiny Bay Smokehouse

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:13 am
by Robert W
Bert2theSpark wrote:
Does anyone think that this is to compliment SW8 next year, similar to that of RCR and Galactica, I mean I love how Towers expanding their F&B options, and Mutiny Bay was already the best F&B place in the park.

Actually, I don't think that the new restaurant will necessarily be themed to SW8. I do however think that its probably not a coincidence that they are in the same area as each other and was probably designed to compliment SW8, but not be the same theme as it.

Re: Mutiny Bay Smokehouse

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:12 pm
by lewis97
The planning application for the works to the Mutiny Bay Courtyard was approved yesterday, with the council generally seeming quite pleased with what’s proposed as it provides an opportunity for more guests to appreciate the listed building.