Town & Country Inns has invested £750,000 in the fit-out of its sixth Apres bar, which has just opened in the Broadway Plaza leisure development in Birmingham. The new 7,000sq ft ski-lodge inspired bar offers breakfasts and lunches during the day and drinks and live DJs in the evenings and at weekends. The company, which opened its first Apres bar in Summerow in 2002, operates other sites in Stafford, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield and Solihull. The group said it is looking to maintain the momentum of its rollout and is seeking suitable freehold and leasehold venues for the brand. It is currently considering potential sites in Chester, Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Cardiff, Reading and Nottingham. Mark Jones, operations director for the Apres brand, said: “The Apres experience in the Birmingham Plaza development will provide a must try experience for people who live and work in the surrounding area.”