Wednesday, June 22, 2016

News: Rotherham steakhouse revamp is well done


The Double Barrel Steakhouse has reopened in Rotherham following the completion of an extensive refurbishment and a change in management.

Having temporarily closed its doors earlier in the year, local entrepreneur Jason Mace has invested significantly in upgrading the restaurant's kitchen and restaurant facilities. Inside, visitors will be able to choose from one of two dining areas with the option of visiting a stylish champagne bar, feature a comprehensive selection of wines from around the world, or take a trip back to the Wild West with a traditional ranch-styled room.

After previous operators went into liquidation, the Thurcroft restaurant is now managed by Sammie Williams who described it as a "once in a lifetime opportunity". She is joined by partner Ashley Elsworth who has been developing a new menu which includes home-cooked daily specials, Sunday lunches and the return of its monster 72oz steak challenge; but Sammie believes the change in direction will help to establish the Double Barrel at the heart of the local community.


Sammie Williams, manager of the Double Barrel (pictured with partner Ashley), said: "The Double Barrel has always been a special place for me. My mum worked there many years ago and I followed in her footsteps, working as a deputy manager when it first re-opened in 2013. It's a place which holds a lot of special memories but we've got lots of new ideas for future and I feel honoured to be a part of its next chapter.

"I left the Double Barrel to work at Gala Tent and thought my days working behind the bar were behind me, but when Jason approached me and asked whether I'd like to manage the restaurant, it was like a dream come true.

"We want to create a family-friendly atmosphere which can be enjoyed by anyone, from private functions and parties, to simply meeting friends for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake."

The refurbishment and investment made by Jason Mace signals a new direction for the Double Barrel, which he rescued from closure in 2013. Working alongside sister Lisa, the duo have undertaken a strategic review of the business with the temporary closure being used to provide staff with additional training.

Jason Mace, managing director at Gala Tent and owner of the Double Barrel, said: "Both Sammie and Ashley know the Double Barrel well, and are no strangers to the venue. They've get the drive, determination and genuine passion needed to make the restaurant a place which can be enjoyed by all.

"I've always thought of the Double Barrel as a sleeping giant that's packed with potential and I'm confident that under Sammie's leadership the popular venue will once again establish itself at the beating heart of the local community."

Double Barrel website

Images: Double Barrel


Anonymous,  June 22, 2016 at 10:41 AM  

Business fails. Spend more money on it, put up prices, reopen. Good luck!

Anonymous,  June 22, 2016 at 5:26 PM  

Too expensive

Anonymous,  June 23, 2016 at 2:40 PM  

Too expensive for place where it is wait till newness has worn off

Unknown March 1, 2021 at 9:39 AM  

That's the trouble with extortionate rent. You have to be expensive.

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