A BRAND new bar with an old school twist has brought a touch of glamour to Basingstoke's night life after opening its doors officially on Tuesday.

Cosy Club, based in Festival Place, has replaced the unit which was previously occupied by Giraffe.

The Bristol-based firm has transformed the former restaurant into a decadent drinks and tapas venue - complete with glass chadeliers and plus velvet seating.

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