24th Jul, 2017

Polo bosses getting the ball rolling on Southam jobs

Leamington Editorial 11th Jun, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

BUILDING work on a new £1.5million restaurant and bar at Dallas Burston Polo Club in Southam is expected to finish next month.

The new player’s pavilion will officially open to the public in July – creating around 20 new jobs.

And bosses have launched a recruitment drive in a bid to find chefs and kitchen staff as well as bartenders and waiting staff from the local area.

When it opens, the new pavilion will feature a bar area, a restaurant and a private dining area on the second floor.

Visitors will also have access to viewing terraces on both sides of the pavilion to watch polo games.

The new pavilion is the first phase of a 12 year plan to transform the 600-acre site, which will include the construction of luxury lodges and a hotel.

It is anticipated the £122million development will create hundreds of skilled and unskilled jobs for the region by 2025.

General Manager Major Richard Carney said he was very excited about the opening of the new pavilion.

He added: “This has been in the pipeline for quite some time so it’s fantastic to see the work almost complete and we are confident it will prove to be a popular facility for the community.

“The opening marks the start of an incredibly exciting time for the polo club as we are one step closer to transforming the site into a top attraction, which will not only benefit us as a business but the region as a whole.”