Yabadabadoo! Flintstones grill serving up fun

Staff member Megan Lapsey
Staff member Megan Lapsey

A Flintstones-themed American grill and bar has opened in Corby Old Village, creating 15 jobs and adding some fun to the town’s nightlife.

Bedrock, named after the fictional city that is home to Fred and Wilma Flintstone and Barney and Betty Rubble, has opened in what was the Village Inn in Lloyds Road.

The new-look premises, which includes a bar and four dining areas, welcomed its first customers on Friday.

Mark Lapsley, who runs the Green Dragon pub in Brigstock and his business partner Keith Palmer, are behind the venture.

Mr Lapsley, 46, said: “This has been an ambition of mine for 10 years. The Village Inn shut up shop after a closing party at 3am on Sunday, October 6, and at 6am we had the first of the workmen in.

“The contractors worked 16 hours a day for five days to get it ready for the opening.

“They did a great job.”

The grill serves American favourites such as New England seafood chowder, Creole shrimp, cajun fish and mac and cheese, as well as maple waffles, Mississippi mud pie and Tennessee sticky toffee.

Mr Lapsley said: “Everything is freshly made on the premises. We’ve made a big investment and we hope customers will enjoy it.

“Nightlife in Corby has moved into the town centre, so we wanted to bring something back to this part of town.”

Bedrockwill serve breafast from 8am and will continue to take food orders until 10pm. On Fridays and Saturdays there will be entertainment until 1am.