Visitors to a North Staffordshire tourist attraction will soon be able to dine in style at a new restaurant.
The Great British Experience Company has partnered with Wedgwood for the business, called Lunar.
The team, who originally started out with a drive-in cinema at Sandon Hall, hope to bring their passion and wealth of experience in events and hospitality to the World of Wedgwood site in Barlaston.
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Lunar will celebrate the best seasonal offerings in the county and showcase some of Staffordshire’s greatest culinary talents.
The name is inspired by The Lunar Society, which was the social network of the 18th century, bringing together some of the most avant-garde minds of the time. It was the heart of the Midlands Enlightenment.
Josiah Wedgwood, a key member, was a pioneer in many fields, both in the pottery industry and as a social reformer.
Lunar, of The Great British Experience Company, which is owned by locals Craig Wilkinson and Ed Myhill, will also create 20 jobs, from front desk to bar and kitchen staff.
Ed, who lives with his family in Stafford, said: “The place is set in the beautiful surroundings of Wedgwood, which is an experience in itself when you drive to the place through the lush rural countryside.
“Once in Wedgwood, Lunar is a modern and refined restaurant and bar in a contemporary and fairly industrialized setting, with lots of original furnishings worthy of this establishment’s creative flair.
“The focus will be on quality local and seasonal products and associated drinks accordingly, from wine to local beers to cocktails.”
Craig, of Stone, added: “Whether it’s food or just drinks, Lunar will be a special place to experience quality food and drink in a setting like no other, with the ambient sounds of a Ibiza lounge and food to tickle. your taste buds like a sunset dinner at Jules Verne.
“We encourage everyone to visit Wedgwood and celebrate the rich history of what Josiah Wedgwood has built for many generations as a result of his legacy.
“What he has built and achieved in his life is simply remarkable and everyone should hear his story.
“We are extremely proud of the opportunity to work with Wedgwood and the timing following The Great British Drive In is pretty impeccable, but of course it’s also a sign of the times.
“The Great British Drive In has been a fabulous event for everyone involved in helping us continue to be entertained safely during the pandemic. “
Anyone interested in a job can send their CV to [email protected]com.
To learn more about Lunar, visit lunarwedgwood.com.