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In-spire-d: Levy Restaurants UK bags contract with Salisbury Cathedral for a further six years

Salisbury Cathedral has extended its contract with Levy Restaurants UK, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s sport, leisure and hospitality sector.

Compass Group news team
Wednesday 26 March 2014

Salisbury Cathedral


The new £6 million deal will see Levy Restaurants UK provide catering services for a further six years and takes this partnership with the Cathedral into its second decade.

The contract extension follows a considerable refurbishment project that has transformed the look and feel of the Cathedral’s Refectory Restaurant. The renovation has allowed Levy Restaurants UK to increase seating capacity by one quarter, opening up the kitchen and increasing counter space, making room for an offering which is very much on trend and includes deli-style sandwiches, salads, homemade bakery and hand-held savouries.

2015 sees the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, of which Salisbury Cathedral holds the best preserved original. Visitor numbers are expected to increase significantly and Salisbury Cathedral wanted a catering team to match its ambitions.

Colin Bailey, Managing Director at Levy Restaurants UK, said; “We’re extremely pleased to see our partnership with Salisbury Cathedral into its 22nd year and really excited to continue delivering fantastic food and service in the Refectory Restaurant following its incredible transformation. Next year is a really important year for the Cathedral and we’re looking forward to working in partnership with them to create a memorable guest experience for their visitors, really showcasing this iconic visitor attraction.”

Speaking of the partnership, Katie Sporle, Chapter Clerk at Salisbury Cathedral, commented: “We are delighted to have recently extended our term for a further five years with the Levy Restaurants UK team. As part of our extension agreement, an investment has been made into our refectory and the results have been incredible. Delivered on time, to budget and with an incredibly positive response from our customers, we are confident we have a fantastic platform on which to continue to develop the business in partnership over the next six years.”


For more information on Compass Group UK & Ireland:
Luke Hanley, Compass Group UK & Ireland
Tel: 01895 554462 / Mob:  07917790040
Email: luke.hanley@compass-group.co.uk