Meet Kate Baker, owner of Bar 1620 - the "grand fromage" so to speak! Kate started her "life in Dartmouth" creating Bakers Bar, & bringing lots of champagne and great cocktails to Dartmouth in this teeny tiny bar back in the day! She spent the next few years cultivating 2 mini Bakers into bigger grown ups (Billy & Frankie), with the help of the amazing Dartmouth fresh air and salty water, and then last year she suddenly found herself buying another bar! The beginning of 2020 saw Kate passionately renovating Bellini's Bar (with a fabulous team) and loved every minute of bringing her and Richard's vision to life (with a couple of extra Covid months to titivate!).
Favourite cocktail: A great cold salty rimmed Margarita, especially when made using premium tequila for ultimate smoothness try Patron or Casamigo. Yum!
Favourite cocktail to make: The Pear Drop - from the delicate vintage glass to the delicious frothy top and pretty finishing touches this to me says heaven in a glass.
Best thing about living and owning a bar in Dartmouth: Being able to get out on the paddleboard early in the morning when the sea or the river is flat and clear. also Kate enjoys sea swimming all year round the buzz of a cold day in January to the balmy September evenings and gossiping with Tom Shanley, her right hand man (the bar maestro!)
The support and comments have been amazing since Bar 1620 opened its doors on the 4th July 2020, and Kate is loving seeing you all again in the newly renovated Bar 1620. Watching everyone enjoy their time in this new venture has been the best achievement she could have asked for in a tough year. Everyone has been so kind, courteous and caring, and long may that continue. Cheers 🥂