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Golf course café has a its menu down to a tee
10:00am Sunday 10th March 2013 in News
THE Tenth Hole Tea Room in Chippenham showed off its new decor and menu after a refurbishment with an open day on Sunday.
Guests enjoyed tasty samples for free by the new log fire and oak counters.
The tea room is owned by Wendy and Peter Claridge who run the golf course at Monkton Park.
They took over eight years ago after moving from Hampshire. Their daughter Cody, 21, will be taking over as manager of the new look tea room this weekend after a two-month refurbishment costing about £1,500.
While working as a waitress at Bowood Hotel, Miss Claridge dreamed of running her own catering business.
Her fiancée Ben Woodward is also no stranger to the industry, as front office manager at Lucknam Park Hotel in Colerne.
Miss Claridge said she loved meeting new people every day and chatting to guests. “Most people like a good old chat,” she said.
“I like making people’s day. They could come in upset and it just takes a good cup of tea to cheer them up.”
The eat-in and takeaway lunch menu will have club sandwiches, quiches, jacket potatoes and soups like carrot and coriander and winter butternut squash, made with local produce from Allington Farm Shop. There will be also be an array of homemade cakes and scones.
Miss Claridge said: “It looks more homely now, like a farmhouse kitchen.
“There is a fabulous new green and red colour scheme and layout and there’ll be items on the menu that no one has tasted here before, all home-made on premises.
The tearoom will be open every day from 10am to 4pm until the end of October, when it will open only at weekends.