Hundreds of bottles of alcohol to go under hammer

Auctioneer Paul Cooper, of Eddisons, with wine from the Pride and Provenance restaurantImage source, Eddisons
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Auctioneer Paul Cooper with wine from the acclaimed Pride and Provenance restaurant

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Hundreds of bottles of wine and spirits are being auctioned off in North Lincolnshire after the closure of an award-winning restaurant.

Pride and Provenance, in Halifax, went into liquidation in March, with the owners blaming tough trading conditions.

The alcohol, furniture and kitchen equipment will go under the hammer at Eddisons, in Scunthorpe.

Auctioneer Paul Cooper said the sale was a reflection of the "difficult times" faced by the hospitality industry.

It was the latest in a string of restaurant and bar disposal sales the auction house had handled in recent months, he added.

"Dining out is discretionary spending, so establishments are having to cope with a belt-tightening public at the same time as they’re getting hit with rising costs," Mr Cooper said.

The auction is due to end at 13:00 BST. As well as bottles of wine, whiskey and rum, the lots include tables, chairs, fridges and other kitchen equipment.

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