Things are buzzing at Romanby Golf and Country Club in North Yorkshire. The club, based just outside the market town of Northallerton, is bucking the trend of economic gloom gripping the country by opening a new brasserie in the clubhouse - while corporate days continue to be a huge success.
The brasserie, which features the culinary delights of head chef Adrian Craig, is proving a big hit with members and locals alike.
Adrian, who has a vast knowledge of food preparation having won five consecutive AA rosettes, said: "Customers feel the buzz about the brasserie and the way that the food is being served. Our aim is to make sure that every ingredient has been researched and checked to make sure that it is right for our customers.
"We utilise local suppliers such as our butchers. Thompson's of Northallerton. This gives us the opportunity to serve local meats sourced within a five-mile radius of Northallerton. The care and attention to detail we put into the preparation and delivery of our food is paramount in serving an enticing and beautiful dish."
Adrian is ably supported by 16-year-old Mitchell Marston, who is also attending Darlington College to hone his cooking skills.
The brasserie has already attracted much praise and now forms an integral part of Romanby's corporate packages.
The club recently staged a big charity event for 50 golfers and staff from 3M Northallerton called Liquid Live Golf Day. Players had travelled from all over Britain and Europe to attend.
Jane Holliday, commercial executive at 3M, said: "From the planning stages through to the execution of the event at Romanby, the staff provided an excellent level of customer service.
"All of our guests commented on the professionalism of the day and based on previous golf days at other clubs, Romanby was rated at the top. I fully recommend anyone to hold their event at Romanby, they will not disappoint."
Romanby's many corporate customers and sponsors raised money on the day for the Great North Air Ambulance.
Romanby's marketing manager Richard Boucher said: "Romanby offers a unique service to corporate and sponsors in that every package is bespoke to their company's needs. Romanby can looks after any size or shape of business. Companies thinking of undertaking golf as a different way to entertain their clients or guests will not be disappointed by what we have to offer here."