A full house for food!

Bray People - - News -

IN GREY­STONES An­thony Do­herty of the Wood­lands Lodge ex­pects to have a full house on Valen­tine’s night but said they have cut their prices sig­nif­i­cantly to deal with the eco­nomic down­turn.

‘The book­ings are go­ing well so far and based on the cur­rent trends we ex­pect to have be­tween 150 and 160 peo­ple sit­ting on the night. We have dropped our prices this year to cope with the credit crunch and are of­fer­ing even bet­ter value for money than nor­mal.’

Last year a four course meal with a glass of cham­pagne was €42.40 per per­son while it has been cut to €29.50 this year in line with the cur­rent eco­nomic sit­u­a­tion.

An­thony said they have just fin­ished a €160,000 re­fur­bish­ment of the lodge and said that he will be tak­ing on ex­tra staff to cope with the de­mands of the night.

He said that the credit crunch has made a lot of places much more com­pet­i­tive and any­one who failed to change their prices in keep­ing with the times is suf­fer­ing or has closed down. He said that now it is not about mak­ing a huge profit in th­ese dif­fi­cult times but about break­ing even and keep­ing your head above wa­ter.

Sean Do­herty of the Wood­lands Lodge.

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