A summer of live music at Patrick’s Bar and Restaurant in Poole

Daniel Wastell, the lead singer of Salamander

Patrick’s Restaurant and Bar in Ashley Cross is inviting its customers to support the south coast’s local bands, by attending the venue’s live music events this summer.

With a line-up of great gigs booked for the summer months, including a Bank holiday set by veteran singer songwriter Paul Kinvig, Patrick’s is ensuring the menu of live music is eclectic and will appeal to everyone.

Rock and pop band Salamander will be playing twice in July and promise to shake up the ‘Status Quo’, with a fantastic mix of covers from bands such as Robert Palmer, Thin Lizzy and Status Quo, combined with a selection of more modern hits from the likes of Kings of Leon, Snow Patrol and Razorlight.

This will be followed with a gig by musical duo Innocent Bystanders in August. Offering a unique sound, the band comprises Scottish singer Selina Hunter and pro-guitarist Frank Smithland.  Finally, Paul Kinvig will complete the summer’s gig and showcase his song-writing talent reminiscent of greats such as James Taylor, with an intimate acoustic set in late August.

Patrick Michael, owner of Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering said: “Nothing says ‘summer’s here’ better than the sound of live music, and the Patrick’s team and I are looking forward to an exciting line-up of gigs here in July and August.”

For more information on future events and offers call 01202 734000 or visit www.facebook.com/Patrickspoole.

Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering brings barbeque banqueting to the beach

Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering is offering both Poole locals and holidaymakers the opportunity to dine in style on the beach this summer, with the launch of its new beach barbeque banquet service.

Situated in Ashley Cross in Poole, Patrick’s beach barbeque banquet service takes the hassle out of DIY beach dining, providing a chef and serving staff who will cook and serve a selection of handmade salads and sides such as couscous with apricot and mint, fresh bread rolls and a choice of prime barbeque meats, including marinated tiger prawn kebabs, pork and leek sausages and spare ribs – right on the sand.

Available for parties of any size, Patrick’s beach barbeque banquets can be based at any point along the Poole and Bournemouth coastline and cost from £15.95 per person. The Patrick’s team will bring their own crockery and cutlery and clean up after the meal, leaving beachgoers to enjoy the sand and the scenery, mess-free.

Patrick’s manager, Jeni Pedley, said: “We are really excited about our new beach barbeque banquet service and have our fingers crossed that this summer will be as good as last years! We’re happy to cater for people with coeliac disease, dairy intolerances and other dietary requirements, so we’re hoping our service will make beach dining that bit more accessible for everyone.”

Patrick’s can also offer barbeque banquets in people’s gardens and for those staying at holiday homes in the area. For information about the barbeque banquet service or to book, please call 01202 734000 or visit Patrick’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Patrickspoole.

Patrick’s manager raises over £1,600 for Alzheimer sufferers

Lizzi Briscoe and Verity Campbell

Lizzi Briscoe, manager of Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering in Ashley Cross, has raised a total of £1,633.65 in sponsorship for the Alzheimer’s Society, after running the Brighton Marathon last month.

The 25 year old from Poole, who ran the 26-mile marathon in just over five hours, donated her cheque in person to Alzheimer’s Society dementia support worker Verity Campbell yesterday.

Lizzi had a very personal reason for choosing to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, which helps sufferers and their carers cope with dementia. Her Dad was diagnosed three years ago with early onset of dementia, aged 59 years.

Explaining her delight at the total sponsorship raised she said: “Thanks to the generosity of the customers at Patrick’s and my friends and family, I managed to raise over £600 more than I imagined, for a cause that’s very close to my heart.”

She added: “I’m really pleased to have raised funds for the Alzheimer’s Society because they are so supportive of carers and families, as well as doing great work with dementia sufferers.”

In addition to the Alzheimer’s Society, the Patrick’s team supports a number of other registered charities including the Royal Marines, Prostate Cancer UK and the Round Table Children’s Wish.

To book a table at Patrick’s or find out more about Patrick’s fundraising events, call the Patrick’s team on 01202 734000 or visit Patrick’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Patrickspoole.

Patrick’s launches gluten free restaurant menu and event catering

Patrick’s Bar, Restaurant and Event Catering in Ashley Cross has launched a gluten free menu.

The menu aims to give those who suffer adverse reactions to gluten, commonly known as ‘Coeliac’ sufferers, a wide variety of meal choices and ranges from smaller bites such as gluten free toasted sandwiches to a full range of larger dishes such as Thai green curry and slow roast pork belly.

The new menu also extends to the restaurant’s event catering branch, where gluten free options can be requested for both large and small gatherings.

Jeni Pedley, General Manager of Patrick’s Bar, Restaurant and Events Catering, said: “Everyone should be able to enjoy a meal out or a special occasion without worrying that their menu choices will be limited or boring, I have seen first-hand the impact of this and how stressful dining out can become for people since my Dad was diagnosed as a Coeliac. This is why we have designed our new gluten free menu and made it as diverse as possible.

“Interestingly, many people requesting gluten free options may not be Coeliac suffers, but simply on a health kick. Whatever the case, it’s our aim to provide our diners with a variety of choices and a worry free, enjoyable meal or event” she commented.

Found in wheat, barley, and rye grains, gluten is a protein ingredient found in a huge range of food products from pastas, rice, dough, bread, sauces and salad dressings to soups and some alcoholic drinks.

The NHS reports Coeliac disease (where sufferers have an adverse reaction to Gluten) is a common condition that affects approximately one in every 100 people in the UK. Adverse reactions to gluten for Coeliac sufferers include headaches, nausea, diarrhoea, stomach pains and lethargy.

As well as those who suffer with Coeliac disease, research also shows one in four people have a general intolerance to Gluten, whose needs Patrick’s will now be catering for.

Jeni added: “With such a large number of people affected, why should those with gluten intolerance have to dread eating out? We look forward to receiving gluten intolerant diners so we can provide them a really enjoyable meal out.”

For further information about Patrick’s gluten free restaurant and event catering options, please call 01202 734000 or visit www.facebook.com/Patrickspoole.

Patrick’s manager runs 26 miles in aid of Alzheimer’s Society

Lizzi Briscoe will run the Brighton Marathon in aid of Alzheimer's Society

Lizzi Briscoe, manager of Patrick’s Restaurant, Bar and Event Catering in Ashley Cross, will  run the Brighton Marathon on April 6 in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

The 25 year old from Poole hopes to raise more than £1000 in sponsorship for the charity which helps sufferers and their carers cope with dementia.

Lizzi was inspired to run the 26 mile marathon for the Alzheimer’s Society after her Dad was diagnosed three years ago with early onset of dementia aged 59 years.

She explained: “My Dad has just been transferred to a care home as his dementia has progressed; it’s been a difficult time. My friend’s Mum has also been diagnosed recently with early onset of dementia, so we are buddying up to run the marathon together. I chose to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society because they are so supportive of carers and families as well as doing great work with dementia sufferers.

“The charity also commits funds to dementia research, so although I know there isn’t anything at this time that can help my Dad recover from this progressive disease, I hope the funds I raise will help someone else in the future.”

So far Lizzi has raised more than £700 and hopes to raise a further £300 to make a £1000 donation on completing the marathon.

She added: “Everyone has been so supportive with their donations – especially customers at Patrick’s. A lot of our customers have been coming in for years so they all know me very well and have been very generous with their sponsorship.”

To help Lizzi raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society please visit her just giving page at http://www.justgiving.com/Lizzi-Briscoe or call the Patrick’s team on 01202 734000.