This article has been submitted by Barclays
The five-star inn and double rosette rated Bulls Head Inn at Beaumaris has invested £200,000 to create the Coach, Kitchen and Garden restaurant supported by Barclays. The grade 2 star listed building which dates back as far as 1472, is relaunching the dining experience with a new head chef and Al Fresco dining for those warm summer evenings.
Employing over 55 employees and with a turnover estimated to reach £1.85 million this year, the business and management team recognize the importance of investment even when many competitors are cuttings costs wherever possible.
David Robertson, Company Director at The Bulls Head said:
“I bought the Bull in 1987 with my former business partner Keith Rothwell who’s now retired. I believe we have managed to retain the fantastic 500-year history of the building while providing the very latest facilities, luxury accommodation, fine dining and contemporary design. With the growing number of consumers choosing to holiday in the UK and the increase in the short break market, this investment was considered a vital step for the business. One of the core values of the business is to not just meet but exceed our customers’ expectations thereby facilitating future growth”
Gary Fletcher, Barclays Relationship Director, said:
“Barclays is committed to using our industry expertise and specialists to support such propositions, which are vital to a prosperous economy. By really understanding the hotel industry Barclays has been able to provide debt finance to support The Bulls Head Inn. The new investment marks a significant step in the business development cycle and we wish them every success for the future. It is great to demonstrate that large scale investments are taking place, with debt funding available to the right proposition.”
“We are very optimistic about the hotel industry in North Wales. We are already recognized as one of the best places to eat in Wales and we want to build on that reputation by further investment into our dining proposition. We are also very much aware of the changes within the Hotel industry, identifying the shift from passing trade and utilizing the power of the internet as website bookings and online marketing now account for a significant part of our turnover. The new investment has created 5 new jobs and my daughter Kate has returned from London to work in the family business. We continually look to “raise the bar” within our product offering and our service and we already have plans in place for further investment to the public areas and room upgrades over the next couple of years. In our minds if you stand still you go backwards so we continually look to invest in our people and our product offering to deliver tangible benefits to the business and ultimately the bottom line.
For further information visit www.bullsheadinn.co.uk