New dining experience 'tees off' at Towneley Golf Club

Burnley Leisure has announced the launch of its new “bistro” dining experience in the tranquil surroundings of Towneley estate and golf club.

Bistro 197 has relocated to the golf clubhouse from its former premises just across the road from the Todmorden Road entrance to the golf course, into a larger venue and offering a new menu.

Husband-and-wife team Daniel and Natalie Stevenson met working in a local restaurant at the age of 15 and have built up a passion for creating delicious food. Daniel later travelled the world, spending time in Spain and two years working on the Queen Mary Cunard cruise liner.

Mark Dempsey, the leisure trust’s hospitality general manager, said: “We’re really proud to be partnering with another great local family business. The opening of the new Bistro 197 has enabled both Burnley Leisure, and Daniel and Natalie, to invest in Towneley Golf Club’s future. We have extensively refurbished the bistro and bar, introduced a new wine list and added premium lager and cash ales with excellent food and service to match.”

Burnley Leisure’s head of operations Neil Hutchinson said: “This is another exciting expansion of our portfolio of facilities. We are proud to be investing in and securing the future of another of our local iconic buildings, supporting the local economy and complementing our other facilities in the borough.”

The partnership is a further extension of the hospitality arm of Burnley Leisure which already has bistro and food outlets at the Mechanics Theatre, Prairie Sports Village and Thompson Park.

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