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9th August, 2016


One of the Island's most prestigious hotels is celebrating the launch of its new food proposition in partnership with the renowned 'Harbour Lights' brand.

The Sefton Hotel's famed 'Sir Norman's' bar has recently come under the direction of Harbour Lights, eighteen months after its popular 'Harbour Lights at the Sefton' restaurant was launched there. As well as having benefitted from a recent refurbishment including of its furniture, Sir Norman's customers can now enjoy dining from a new menu which is based on a 'gastropub' concept.

The furniture includes new comfortable lounge seating, as well as a number of tall tables with bar stools, perfect for watching football or simply relaxing in a wine bar atmosphere. The bar now opens between 4pm and midnight during the week, and between midday and midnight at weekends, with food served daily until 10pm.

The bar and drinks proposition within Sir Norman's remains under the direction of the Sefton Hotel. In addition, the hotel continues to deliver its own conference and events, weddings, private and fine dining, and outside catering operation under the guidance of General Manager, Allen Jackson, and Executive Head Chef, Chris Swinden.

Harbour Lights Director, Ben Heath, commented: "Sir Norman's bar is renowned for being a little quirky, and is as popular with local residents as it is with visitors from off-Island who are fascinated by the late Sir Norman Wisdom, and so in creating our new menu we wanted to have some fun and be really creative to meet our customers' expectations. As well as many dishes being served in a 'one bowl' style, a number are also served on boards and platters to make them unique.

"With Sir Norman's being based inside a hotel, it's essential that we showcase the exceptional quality of Manx produce to our off-Island guests as well as create a relaxing atmosphere for them to enjoy. We are also catering for our local residents and pre-theatre customers who know that they can enjoy fast and efficient service, including being able to eat a three-course meal served within an hour before the show if they choose to."

'Harbour Lights at the Sefton' offers a different dining experience including breakfast and brunch, cakes, afternoon teas, 'Gin Tasting' afternoon tea experiences, a daytime menu including gourmet sandwiches and a stunning dinner menu. It is open from 10am to 10pm daily, and can cater for large groups in addition to more intimate parties.

Allen Jackson, General Manager of the Sefton Hotel, added: "Sir Norman's is one of the most popular and talked-about venues on the Island, and so enhancing our customer experience in partnership with Harbour Lights is very exciting. Already we have received a lot of excellent feedback on our refurbishment and new menu from both local residents and off-Island guests, including a large number of bookings across the popular Christmas and New Year period, which demonstrates how well this change is being received. The Sefton Hotel really does offer a dining experience for everyone and I would urge people to pay us a visit to see for themselves!"

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