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We’re delighted to finally, formally launch the two latest branches of the Recovery Connections Enterprises family.

Saturday September 25th sees 131 The Venue officially opening its doors again, following the fantastic refurbishment of the space that we’ve coordinated over the last 18 months.

The one and only Lorraine Crosby (who provided vocals on Meat Loaf’s “I Would Do Anything For Love, in the 90’s) is the entertainment on the evening itself, while chefs from The Fork In The Road Cafe will cater the evening event.


Already hosting a number of birthday parties, wedding celebrations, and community events, the venue for hire in Middlesbrough is now open for corporate events, and Christmas parties as we approach the end of the year.

Plus, there’s also a new mind behind the food being served at our events, and in the cafe itself. Recently joining us in the kitchen, Kieran Eadsforth worked as a Sous Chef at Acklam Hall, for almost five years, following a role at the Oak Tree Inn, in Middleton St George. His experience encompasses working under notable names in the industry, in Richard Greenhup, and Paul Bussey, who himself worked under Gordon Ramsey.

On his vision for Fork In The Road, Kieran said: “My aim is to use fresh, locally sourced food to create something different, and wonderfully presented, for people to enjoy. To stand out for our menu, our mission, and the original offering we can bring to the town.”


But that’s not all… if you happened to be at Ropner Park, on Sunday 5th September, you may have spotted Kieran working in the other latest addition to our service offering - the Fork On The Road Catering van.

Our four-wheels with fitted food preparation facilities is officially out on the road from this month, too. Able to bring the flavour of Fork In the Road to festivals and events near you, our new catering van provides the perfect fix of food and drink for any celebration.

CEO of Recovery Connections Enterprise, Dot Smith, reflected positively on the progress made since early 2020: “We’re delighted to see both the venue ready for guests, and the catering van out on the road.”

“It’s been a challenging time for us all, but the new services enable us to provide more value and quality, while providing opportunities for people to gain work experience and take big steps towards meaningful employment.”

So, should you be looking for the ideal venue to host your next event, or a caterer to come to you to cook up a culinary celebration, please get in touch:


01642 243552

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