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Six figure bar & restaurant overhaul at Midlands golf club

A Midland golf club has reopened its bar and restaurant following a six-figure refurbishment which has created six new jobs.

Droitwich-based Gaudet Luce Golf Club has transformed its restaurant after the family-owned venue completed a £175,000 overhaul which has seen a new-look dining area, modern seating and extended conference facilities in its two-storey clubhouse.

The re-opening at the venue, which Operations Director Alec Fernihough believes will help to encourage more leisure guests and business delegates, has also added six new catering jobs where the man behind the menu is Trevor Nicely, a former private chef on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island.

Mr Fernihough has overseen the improvements to the 40-cover restaurant which can be extended to cater for 120 guests.

He said: “We’re renowned for being a great golf facility but we also want to encourage more non-golfers to Gaudet Luce to eat, for weddings and for business conferences. The new-look bar and restaurant will be key in those plans.

“It was closed for a few months while we concentrated on every detail and finished it to a high standard – everything from the restaurant’s décor, lighting and something we are delighted to introduce, a quality, locally-sourced menu.

“That effort was well worth it as after only a few weeks of being back open the feedback from customers has been first-class.”

Mr Fernihough said that he is delighted the club is also supporting the West Midlands economy with six new jobs.

He added: “It’s great that we have been able to bring new jobs to the region and give new opportunities for people looking to gain experience or launch a career in the catering industry.

“We have taken on a full-time restaurant supervisor, two new kitchen staff and three part-time waiting staff. Each of them, alongside Trevor, will play a role in making Gaudet Luce more than just a place that’s great for golf. We want to be known for our food and hospitality too.”

The new restaurant is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights – and for Sunday lunch. The bar is also open seven days a week where the bar menu is available.

The restaurant’s revamped menu includes classic dishes using locally-sourced ingredients, with the meat and fish being supplied by Checketts of Ombersley and cheeses coming from Croome Cuisine in Whittington.