A PAIR of Barry mums with a wealth of pub and club experience have decided the time is right to cater for the over-30-year-old crowd.

Emma Lewis, 39 and Ruth Brooks, 42, who each have four children, opened Bar envy, in Broad Street, Barry, in the former Scarlet’s premises.

The best friends, with more than 35 years industry experience between them, say they welcome anyone over 18.

Miss Lewis said: “We Have always worked in the industry as barmaids, bar managers and team leaders in many places around Barry, including Wetherspoons, Barcocoa, The Glenbrook and Finnegans.

“Having a bar of our own has always been a dream of ours. We both feel at a stage in our lives that now is the right time for us.

“Bar envy will be run by ourselves and a small team of barmaids.

“We are aware that Scarlet’s has always drawn a slightly more mature crowd and we do intend to continue this. targeting mainly the over 30’s.

“However, there is no age limit and any one over the age of 18 are more than welcome.

Br envy is a new bar.

“We have not taken over Scarlets so obviously there will be some changes to the age group we attract.

“The younger people of Barry have a choice of places to go, but we have found that the slightly older generation do not.

“Bar envy is a wine Bar so brings something slightly different to Barry.

“It has a very friendly relaxed feel and we will be putting on live music occasionally and also promoting local talent.

“We will also be offering table service for upstairs Our main aim is for our customers have somewhere to go where they feel relaxed and can have a good time. We feel after being in the industry for so long we understand customers and their needs. We also believe we are in a prime location surrounded by restaurants and night life. People may want to come and have pre-drinks before going elsewhere.”

The bar will open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

From 7pm Thursdays and Fridays, 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Rugby games will be shown on the screens.

The bar closes 12am on Thursdays, 1am on Fridays and Saturdays and 11pm on Sundays, but they will consider opening on other days if customers demand.

Bar envy is also available to hire for parties and private functions.

The bar officially opens tonight, Thursday February 21.

Contact them via bar.envy12@gmail.com or via the Facebook page.