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High hopes for hospitality as big brand sets its sights on Royal William Yard

Posted on: 23 Apr 2021

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Alex Ryley
Site Editor
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Despite a difficult year for bars and restaurants, hospitality heavy-hitter The New World Trading Company (NWTC) is firmly focused on the future and growing its business, with a new restaurant-bar – The Club House – opening in Royal William Yard next month.

Named one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK, NWTC’s entry into Plymouth marks its 30th restaurant opening, and it is the first time the brand has ventured into Devon. The new site continues the company’s recent expansion in the South West, following openings in Bristol, Cheltenham and Bath.

Expanding yet further into the South West, this new addition to Royal William Yard’s vibrant array of eateries will be the second location for The Club House brand, after a successful five-year spell in Liverpool. NWTC boasts an array of award-winning sites, including The Oast House, The Botanist, The Canal House, The Smugglers Cove, The Trading House, The Florist and The Club House.

Welcoming guests from 17th May onwards, The Club House is opening in the Yard’s Grade I listed Brewhouse building and promises a relaxed holiday-feeling all year round; perfect for the summer of staycations ahead. A distinctive, casual bar and restaurant will extend outside, overlooking Royal William Yard’s marina. There will be an extensive food menu alongside a wide selection of beers, wines and cocktails.

Emily Handslip, Commercial Director for Urban Splash, said, “We are delighted to welcome New World Trading Company to Royal William Yard – this is the perfect location for their first Devon-based opening and can’t wait for The Club House to open. Visitors are going to love this new bar and restaurant, whether they want to relax in comfort indoors, or sip a cocktail in the sun by the water.”

Hailey Cattle, Regional Marketing Manager for Urban Splash, added, “With such a variety of hospitality, leisure and retail businesses on offer at the Yard, combined with our picturesque waterfront setting, we truly are a must-visit destination. The Club House will open on the banks of our marina in our Brewhouse building, offering the perfect location for sundowners and to watch yachts moor from local harbours and far away shores. The Club House will allow visitors to kick back and relax at any time of day.”

Natasha Waterfield, COO for NWTC, said, "It's been a tough year for hospitality, but I'm incredibly proud to be at the helm of such a resilient business that is powered and supported by our amazing teams across the country. To be able to still open a venue is a testament to the talent within our NWTC family and we’re delighted to bring our unique brand to a historic location like Plymouth."

The Club House is boosting the local economy by recruiting kitchen staff, bartenders and servers of all levels. Those looking to join the award-winning employer should head to jobs.nwtc.uk.com to view the vacancies available.