The Clubhouse

Richard Howden and his partner Claire Wheeler arrived at Prestbury Golf Club in October 2015. Richard has a wealth of experience in the catering industry and has worked at the highest levels, including Michelin Star establishments. He is an award winning chef having gained access to some of the UK’s most prominent food guides including the Good Food Guide and Alistair Sawdays. Richard gained entry to the Michelin Guide 2015 in his own right with his previous gastro pub which also won best newcomer for the North of England and Scotland. Other accolades include East Side magazine’s own awards where Richard received the “Best Contemporary Restaurant for South Yorkshire” and “Best Overall Restaurant for South Yorkshire”. A registered Master Craftsmen in the Guild of Chefs Richard operates a “quality without compromise” ethos within his kitchen.

To make catering arrangements please contact:

Richard Howden (Chef) by calling 01625 828241 and selecting from option 4. You can also contact them via our form at the bottom of this page.


Richard and Claire provided the catering for Michael Carrick Foundation’s first ever golf day which we held at Prestbury Golf Club back in October. From the breakfast rolls in the morning to the buffet in the evening, everything was fantastic!

We’d worked with the pair prior to the event and they created a bespoke menu to fit our event brief perfectly. Nothing was too much. Everyone who attended the day commented on the quality of the food and variety offered.

We cannot thank Richard and Claire enough for all of their efforts. We’re looking forward to next year already.

Many thanks and best wishes, Michael and Lisa Carrick (December 2021)

Richard has been looking after the East Cheshire Hospice Charity Golf Day for the past 5 years. He and his team do a marvelous job every year and it is very much appreciated, contributing to making a memorable day for all concerned.

Approximately 110 people sit down to a three course dinner with us each year, and the Menu, food and service, has always been exceptional.

Richard and the Team help make everyone’s day and all enjoy the food and service in the clubhouse.

Our event is over-subscribed as a consequence and grows from strength to strength. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Richard and his team to you if you are looking to host an event at the Golf Club.

Nigel Preston, PGA Professional and Company Director and joint organiser of the East Cheshire Hospice Golf Day (December 2021)

I just wanted to write to thank all at Prestbury Golf club for looking after us so well on our recent visit.

We enjoyed a fabulous meal with you, and appreciate you accommodating our particular requirements, we hope to visit you again in the near future.

Kind regards, John Davies, C.I.G.S Captain (June 2018)

Clubhouse Opening Hours

Normally, the Clubhouse opens at 8.00 am and closes 30 minutes after the bar closing times shown below. Closing times will be extended to accommodate Club events, golf matches and other special functions.

The Clubhouse will be closed all day on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

If no members are on the premises, the car park is empty and bad weather or bad light precludes play, the Clubhouse, catering and bar may be closed before these times on the authority of the General Manager.

Bar Opening Hours

Summer (1st Apr – 31st Oct)

Monday: 11.30 am – 10 pm
Tuesday: 11.30 am – 10 pm
Wednesday: 11.30 am – 10 pm
Thursday: 11.30 am – 10 pm
Friday: 11.30 am – 10 pm
Saturday: 11.30 am – 10 pm
Sunday: 11.30 am – 7 pm
Bank Holidays: 11.30 am – 10 pm

Winter (1st Nov – 31st Mar)

Monday: 11.30 am – 6 pm
Tuesday: 11.30 am – 6 pm
Wednesday: 11.30 am – 6 pm
Thursday: 11.30 am – 6 pm
Friday: 11.30 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 11.30 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 11.30 am – 6 pm
Bank Holidays: 11.30 am – 6 pm

Closing times will be extended to accommodate all Club events, golf matches and other special functions. Opening hours are reviewed annually.

Catering Service

Hot and cold meals and snacks are available on demand at the bar between the following times:

Summer (1st Apr – 31st Oct)

Monday: 11.30 am – 5 pm
Tuesday: 11.30 am – 5 pm
Wednesday: 11.30 am – 5 pm
Thursday: Closed (Society Day)
Friday: 11.30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 11.30 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 4 pm
Bank Holidays: 12 pm – 4 pm

Winter (1st Nov – 31st Mar)

Monday: 12 pm – 2 pm
Tuesday: 11.30 am – 4 pm
Wednesday: 11.30 am – 4 pm
Thursday: Closed (Society Day)
Friday: 11.30 am – 4 pm
Saturday: 11.30 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 4 pm
Bank Holidays: 12 pm – 4 pm

The caterers are willing to provide meals (min.20 people) after these times up to 10.00 pm by prior arrangement – members should give a minimum of 48 hours’ notice.

Menus are available in the Clubhouse and a variety of special meals are indicated on the notice board each day (except Thursdays).

Dinner, with a choice outside the standard Menu is available on any evening by prior arrangement. We would ask that bookings for special dinners are made at least 48 hours in advance (min.20 people).

Sunday Lunch may be available weekly during the Winter Season subject to availability. Bookings for Sunday Lunch are requested to be made no later than the previous Thursday.

Tea and Coffee are available from the machine in the Terrace Room at all times when the Clubhouse is open or may be ordered in larger quantities from the bar.

Cancellation Policy

Members are reminded that notice of cancellation for all Club events is required no less than 48 hours before the event. Full price must be paid for tickets and/or the cost of meals in the event of late cancellation.

Private Parties & Functions

The Clubhouse is available to members and their guests for dinners, private parties and other functions by arrangement with the Club Operations Manager. A room hire fee will normally be payable. Specific bookings or needs should be discussed with the Club Operations Manager at any time and menus subsequently discussed with the caterers.