Bollington’s hidden secret…


Having been knee-deep in pizza deliveries, private party bookings and a new wine menu, we’ve neglected a hidden treasure that needs to be polished and shared with the Happy Valley.

Behind Briscola is a decent-sized plot with a stone wall boundary, and a soundtrack of the river below and ongoing bird gossip from the surrounding trees. And it doesn’t end there… look up and there’s a gorgeous view of White Nancy.

The hesitation to renovate this garden has been partly on the basis that the current outdoor seating is rarely used; but recent market research evidenced that this is due to a lack of awareness about the outside space we have. We have outdoor lighting, music, an undercover decked area and some pending outdoor heaters. Again, the river and bird acoustics are there as a backing track.

This weekend saw several customers eating out in the sunshine, with large deli sharing platters and bottles of wine dominating the orders. A house white and an Antipasto Supremo for two will cost £29 – not a bad deal for a romantic date or a social outing with a friend.

So we’re donning our gardening gloves, finding a new home for the bins and beer barrels, and getting stuck into the project. We look forward to bringing you a new outdoor seating area with beautiful views off white Nancy. Any contacts for patio heaters or volunteers for clearing the project are much appreciated…!

Bring on summer Italian BBQs and mulled wine and Christmas fairy lights in the Winter.