THE Gazette has it straight from the horses’ mouth that the long-running and much-loved Clydesdales Horse Drawn Restaurant at Windsor is up for sale.
Owners of the restaurant for the past eight years, Jenny Paterson and Scott Barlow, have put their heart and soul into the successful business and feel it’s time to hand over the reins due to other immediate commitments.
They are hoping Gazette readers could be of help in the search for new owners, to keep the familiar sound of clip clopping Clydesdale hooves echoing through the streets of Windsor.
‘‘We are saddened we may not see Clydesdales continue,’’ Ms Paterson said. ‘‘It really is a very special business to be a part of, with a very rewarding lifestyle.’’
Ms Paterson said the business workload is manageable and although they are no longer able to take full reins, both Scott, herself and current staff would be happy to remain of help.
‘‘The truth is, it’s much easier than it seems,’’ she said. ‘‘The cooking is all done by local restaurants in town and the rest is hospitality, horses and a whole lot of fun. No specialist skills are required and Scott and I, as well as our current staff, are keen to stay and provide all the support needed to keep the wheels in motion.’’
Runningsince1996, Clydesdales Horse Drawn Restaurant, a carriage from the 1890’s, was a world-first.
For the past 16 and a half years, Clydesdales Restaurant has entertained over 300,000 guests, and has been party to hundreds of proposals, weddings, birthdays and anniversarycelebrations.
‘‘It would be a shame to lose the beloved Clydesdales Horse Drawn Restaurant from the streets of Windsor,’’ Ms Paterson said.
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