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Cocktail and wine bar makes a splash in market town

PUBLISHED: 07:30 05 March 2019 | UPDATED: 08:29 05 March 2019

Flair bartender Cem Peksen creating cocktails in his cocktail and wine house, Bar 14, above his café at Eye called Cafeye. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Flair bartender Cem Peksen creating cocktails in his cocktail and wine house, Bar 14, above his café at Eye called Cafeye. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A cocktail and wine bar has opened in a town on the Norfolk and Suffolk border in a new venture by a familiar face in the area.

Flair bartender Cem Peksen in Bar 14, a cocktail and wine house above his café at Eye called Cafeye. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFlair bartender Cem Peksen in Bar 14, a cocktail and wine house above his café at Eye called Cafeye. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Cem Peksen, owner of Cafeye on Broad Street in Eye, has expanded in a move that takes advantage of his mixology and flair bar tending skills learned while working in London.

Bar 14 launched officially in February with an opening party attended by around 60 people.

Mr Pesken, 29, said: “It went really well, people really enjoyed it.”

The father-of-one, from Turkey and now living in Diss, added that he opened the bar after realising there were no wine and cocktail bars in the area.

Flair bartender Cem Peksen creating cocktails in his cocktail and wine house, Bar 14, above his café at Eye called Cafeye. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFlair bartender Cem Peksen creating cocktails in his cocktail and wine house, Bar 14, above his café at Eye called Cafeye. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

He said: “I moved here from London two-and-a-half years ago. I like it here, it’s calm and people are very nice.”

Bar 14 will open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, and will regularly host live musicians and DJs.

Bar 14, a cocktail and wine house, above Cafeye at Eye. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYBar 14, a cocktail and wine house, above Cafeye at Eye. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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