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Barca Bar Scores Another Gastro Gong

Release Date: 21st November 2013

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Barca Bar Scores Another Gastro Gong

Casa, the fourth best hotel in the UK, stood true to form in the Chesterfield Food and Drink Awards, picking up Best Gastro Pub of the Year 2013 for Barca Bar.
Awarded for offering consistency and excellence in both food and drink, the award also praises the facilities and great ambience. Judged on staff knowledge, good atmosphere and a friendly welcome, Barca Bar came out on top, pipping nominees The Market and Coco Bar Bistro to take the prestigious first place and putting Chesterfield firmly on the map for dining excellence.

Steve Perez, owner of Casa Hotel, says:

“Barca Bar is a great place to meet and eat, whether with friends or business colleagues. Our food is made with fresh, organic ingredients from our nearby Walton Lodge Farm, and the Best Gastro Pub of the Year award reflects the hard work and passion put in by our kitchen and serving staff, to whom I’d like to say a big well done and thank you. This award follows Casa Hotel being winning the Best Employer award at’s Hospitality Awards 2012, proving Casa is one of the best places to both work and dine in the area.”

Recently reviewed by The Derbyshire Times as ‘the perfect spot for a business lunch, special occasion or pay day treat’, the stylish, contemporary Barca Bar serves fresh coffee, tapas and signature cocktails throughout the day and late into the evening. Gastro temptations include the Spicy Vegetable Enchilada, Barca Pepito (peppered rump steak sandwich) and irresistible Sweet Lemon Tart, with free wi-fi always available making Barca an unrivalled asset to Chesterfield.

To find out more about Barca Bar and Casa Hotel, call 01246 245 995, visit or simply pop in for a coffee.


For more information, or to speak to Steve Perez, please contact Kate Hobson on 01246 216059 or email

Notes to Editors:

Casa Hotel is Chesterfield’s only independently operated 4* (AA rated) hotel, with 100 luxury bedrooms including six suites, two of which offer balcony hot tubs, plus conferencing facilities and event services.