This northern seaside town is home to a Benidorm-themed cabaret bar

Metunes Bar offers a taste of Benidorm in Whitby.

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 12th June 2023

If your pennies won’t stretch far enough to take a trip abroad this summer, fear not – because it turns out that you can get your fill of Benidorm living right here in the UK.

Up on the Whitby coast, there is a Benidorm-themed bar and cabaret lounge called Metunes Bar that has been opened in tributes to the hilarious mid-noughties TV show that captured the heart of a nation.

The themed bar, which is housed inside a popular northern seaside cafe and wedding venue, was opened last summer by none other than Brit comedy star Tim Healey – who is best known for his roles as Les/Lesley Conroy in the hit ITV show.

Housed inside the former Met Lounge, a longstanding favourite of drinkers on the Whitby coast, the themed bar goes out of its way to pay tribute to the show, reports The Hoot.

From its name, Metunes – which puts its own cheeky spin on the show’s famous watering hole Neptunes Bar – to offering all the cheesy pub pursuits enjoyed by ‘Brits abroad’, the former Met Lounge does its best to bring Benidorm to life here on UK soil.

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Inside, you’ll find cabaret, karaoke, disco, and mega cash prize bingo, as well as performances from none other than Craig Williams – who fans may remember as the singer from Neptunes Bar on the show.

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The singer plays a Thursday-Sunday residency at the bar every week, so if you want to get the full Benidorm experience make sure to head down on one of those nights.

First opened by the Benidorm actor last summer, the themed bar can be found inside The Met Lounge – a feature in the town for many years before its recent refurbishment brought it a whole host of new fans.

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As well as offering up cheesy Benidorm-style entertainment and pursuits, Metunes Bar also serves up a full all-day food menu including sandwiches, breakfasts, and a variety of different cakes.

Open from midday to midnight seven days a week, the bar can be found just off the North Promenade close to Whitby Beach.

Featured image – ITV