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It’s all change at the Village Herons’ Reach, which is keen to put itself back at the heart of the community.

For starters (and main course), the Buca di Beppo restaurant has brought in a new menu and dropped its sharing menu.

“We have had a whole rethink,” says marketing manager Nina Phillips

“People weren’t keen on huge sharing portions, and felt that the quality suffered.

“We listened to what they said, decided bigger wasn’t necessarily better and have brought in a new chef, a new authentic Italian menu and a whole new atmosphere.”

The “Big Dog” Sunday lunch has also been reintroduced, with six courses at a set price of £12.95 from 1pm until 9pm.

There’s also an Early Bird menu available from 5.30pm to 6.30pm Monday to Friday, with one course at £8.95, two courses at £10.95 and three courses at £11.95.

The popular Party Nights have been extended through until Christmas, starting on September 21 with a Take That tribute night.

Then there’s

* Saturday, October 13 – Michael Buble Tribute Night

* Friday October 26 – Dirty Dancing Tribute Night

* Saturday November 10 – 70s & 80s night.

They cost £22 per person which includes a two-course meal, entertainment, disco and DJ.

The venue’s Starbucks now opens Monday to Sunday from 8am to 8pm, and caters for sit in or take away with Indoor and outdoor seating.

The Victory Pub & Kitchen, a classic sports bar with British classics pub grub, luxury furnishings and big screen entertainments, is being promoted as “a favourite local but with a modern twist”.

Local brews and guest ales are stocked, live sport is screened, and there’s a large terrace area overlooking the golf course.

Special daily offers are: Monday – Mexican Night; Tuesday - Quiz Night; Wednesday – Curry Night; Thursday – Mini Night; Friday – £3 burgers from 5pm; Saturday – Gaucho Grill; Sunday – Sunday Roast.

“We want people to see this as a local pub but away from the rush and push of town,” said Nina.

* The hotel’s Velocity Leisure club includes a stylish new gym, more than 70 exercise classes a week all included in the membership price, indoor and heated outdoor pool, sauna, jacuzzi and steam room.

There are also three squash and tennis courts.

The leisure club is open from 6am to 10pm every day.