One of Liverpool’s most popular bistros, The Watering Can, is celebrating two years at Greenbank Park. The Watering Can opened its doors in April 2019. The venue, which is set within 12 acres of stunning Victorian parkland, is the realisation of a lifelong dream for owners, Keith Perryman and Phil Starling, who have a passion for developing spaces in parks and gardens. It didn’t take long for The Watering Can to take root and flourish within the local community and the beautifully designed glass fronted venue, which exudes rustic charm, with its floral plantings and unique interior and exterior finishes, became a firm favourite with park-goers as well as attracting new customers to enjoy the wonderful surroundings of one of Liverpool’s finest parks.
Despite the operational and financial challenges of a global pandemic, the owners of The Watering Can have remained optimistic throughout and adapted service according to government guidelines as well using the time to make a few design tweaks and maintenance updates. The Watering Can, which opens seven days a week, has welcomed in excess of 150,000 guests through their doors in the past two years.
Owner Keith Perryman said: “Our second birthday is a milestone we are proud of. We worked so hard during our first year to be the best venue we possibly could be to support our neighbourhood and during the pandemic we have adapted and changed at every turn. We re-opened indoors on Monday with a brand new menu, full of beautiful seasonal additions as well as some tweaks to our most popular dishes. Our team have done so well. We are proud custodians of this stunning space and our priority has always been to remain sympathetic to the park and its surroundings. We play an active role in supporting Liverpool City Council’s Parks and Gardens team maintaining the park and operate regular litter picks with our own team. We designed the venue to seamlessly welcome the outside inside and despite all of the challenges we are flourishing and continuing to grow. We have a fantastic team of 30 people and we supported them with a full wage during the pandemic. I believe we have one of the best teams and one of the best locations in the city”.
Currently operating from 9am-6pm Monday-Sunday, The Watering Can’s owners are putting plans in place to open later on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Owner Phil Starling said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed our first two years in Greenbank Park and we look forward to welcoming more guests to enjoy everything that this beautiful space has to offer. Our commitment to our team and our customers is unwavering and we are delighted to have been able to establish The Watering Can, which has brought so much to the area. We are proud to have hosted many memorable special occasions for our customers and look forward to hosting many more. For now, though, we will raise a drink to two blooming fabulous years of The Watering Can and look forward to what the future holds!”
The Watering Can currently operates a walk in only policy and will take bookings for evening service when it recommences in the summer.
To book call 0151 319 2366.
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