A NEW entertainment hub is coming to Barry.

Simon Llewellyn's modern and stylish Sausage Revolution, in Atlantic Trading Estate, hasn’t just survived, it’s thrived in amongst what could be consider Barry’s Silicon Valley with TV studios and high tech industry on the restaurant’s doorstep.

After serving the studios award winning hotdogs and famous sauces, Simon, as always, is searching for the next project.

This time its an entertainment hub, allowing customers to listen to live music while enjoying food offerings.

There’s going to be an à la carte menu as well as Sunday roast and a festival and event space for 200 plus people.

Simon says he wants to give the people of Barry a bit if everything.

“I want to give the folk of Barry that does something for everyone,” said Simon.

“You can have food and listen to live music at the same time, so it gives everyone a bit of everything."

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(TSR's new entertainment hub)

Watch the video below as Simon welcomes everyone to the new and improved Sausage Revolution.

A former submariner from Rhoose, Simon’s got something of colourful history having ran TV company Hot Diggidy Dog, being one of the players who helped promote global smash hit Newport artists Goldie Lookin Chain, and having appeared on Dragons Den.

It’s about six years since Simon was on Dragons Den and while he did not get investment he was asked to design a hot sauce for a range of scotch eggs that probably the most famous dragon of them all, Peter Jones, invested in.

Then came Sausage Revolution, the slick and sleek restaurant offering award winning hot dogs, burgers, and – take this reporter’s word – amazing paprika chips.

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(Simon and staff serving their award winning hotdogs) 

Simon says the business is going from strength to strength having almost negotiated a tricky start to the year.

Restaurants across south Wales told of their challenges facing one of the hardest starts to any year, with customers tightening their belts due to the cost of living crisis and negotiating rising energy prices – the popular tapas restaurant Bar 44 in Penarth recently told of how they had seen energy bills rise from £2,000 to £10,000 a month.

Simon said the start of the year’s been ok, his operation just needed to be a bit slicker.

“It’s been ok,” said Simon. “We’re turning stones to get the best deals. Supply costs have doubled, energies trebled and there’s a massive staff shortage, but we’re getting by.”

Find out more at www.thesausagerevolution.com.