A COUPLE who have recently taken over Accrington Golf Club Catering are introducing the community to their takeaway service.

James Jemson and Sophie Beaghan first took over the Oswaldtwistle-based business in August last year, at which time people were still able to come to and enjoy their meals at the club.

However with the onset of the most recent national lockdown, Mr Jemson and Ms Beaghan decided to make their wide array of meals available as takeaways to all comers, by no means just those who are members of the club.

Chef Mr Jemson said: "With the restrictions we were wracking our brains with what we could do, so we decided on the takeaways.

"It's only been going for a few weeks but its already taken off and turned out to be popular."

He added: "I've been a chef for about ten years, maybe a bit longer, so I make the meals.

"When time when we were having pizzas on a Saturday I was rolling dough for about four hours, there was that much interest.

"Everything's homemade because I enjoy it and people really enjoy it too."

Mr Jemson prepares all of the meals himself, with Ms Beaghan sometimes helping in the kitchen but largely focusing on

The Devon Avenue venue varies its menu, including themed night such as fish and chips on a Friday and pizza on a Saturday.

The menu also includes prawns, garlic mushrooms, sirloin steak, gnocchi and much more.

Plans are also in motion for meals to mark special occasions, with Valentine's Day already proving a sell-out success.

Further plans include events later in the year such as takeaway afternoon teas for Mother's Day, while Mr Jemson is always thinking about new and exciting additions to the menu.

He said: "We're just trying to mix things up and keep things interesting."

He added: "We enjoy it and it good that we've had so much support from the community too.

"You don't have to be a member of the golf club, even now people are just finding out you can come up and enjoy something special to eat."

To find out more, including how to order, go to: https://www.facebook.com/Accrington-Golf-Club-Catering.