Foodservice firm Ampersand is set to open a café at the British Golf Museum in St. Andrew's, Scotland.
The café will be the site's first, and forms part of the overall refurbishment of the site's museum entrance, shop and reception, all of which is set to be open in time for the Open Championship in July 2015.
The food and drink offer will include a Scottish-style menu using produce from local suppliers, and will comprise counter service for coffee, cakes and snacks, plus hot meals served at table. There is also the possibility of holding standalone events in the evening and out-of-museum opening hours.
Designed by architect Richard Murphy, the development will offer views of the Royal and Ancient Clubhouse, the first tee of the Old Course, West Sands beach, and the Bandstand.
Paul Jackson (pictured), managing director of Ampersand, said the new café formed part of the company's growing strength outside the South East and within the museum sector. He said: "We are honoured to serve such a prestigious and exciting venue during a very important year for all involved. Additionally this adds to our growing reputation in the museum world."
Angela Howe, director of the British Golf Museum, said: "Ampersand's track record with museums and its commitment to source produce locally were important in influencing our decision. The café extension and redesign of the museum entrance, reception and shop is the most significant development to take place since the museum opened in 1990."
Part of CH&Co, Ampersand also has similar contracts with the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Compton Verney Art Gallery, and the Museum of London
Docklands. Its other high-profile deals include Hampton Court Palace, ZSL London Zoo, the Guildhall, the Tower of London, and the Royal Institute of British Architects.