Customer Spotlight: The Hungry Duck, Ramsbottom
• Name and position:
Joe Kaczmar, Managing Director
• Venue name & Contacts:
The Hungry Duck, Ramsbottom
07704 067 922
• Established since:
• Business concept:
Modern cuisine, inspired by classic techniques, cooked to perfection. In a simple & intimate setting, we bring together what we believe are the cornerstones of our business: the best food that we know how to deliver; the best drinks that we can fit in the place, all carefully matched to sit comfortably alongside our menu; the best, most warm people to serve it all to you. We use local produce wherever possible, and love working with our suppliers who include:
I walked into the building in the summer of 2015 whilst looking at potential properties, and this place just gave me the fizz, you know? It hugged me. I knew that this was the right building in the right town. Our influence is borne out of the overwhelming desire to deliver a level of warmth, generosity and openness in our hospitality, bridging the gap between the approachable everyday and fine dining alongside a banging wine list. Lord knows Joe loves his wine! Our Northern Hospitality is delivered in spades, simply because we love doing it. Our industry is a vocation first and foremost, and we never forget the privilege we are afforded in being able to do what we love.
• How we met:
Gosh. 3 years or so? Some of the Brightside family had been in a couple of times before we even knew you were the Brightside fam! We love brightside because of the unflappable approach they have to creating clean, flavour-first beers. And they’re not afraid to do something different. Not always because there is demand, but simply because they love what they do. And that transfers directly into their entire product range. We only have smaller format bottles and cans available, but we keep a core range of IPA, Lager & Keller alongside a small and ever-changing list of one-off brews.
• Good things about your place:
The way the team have adapted to the change in our operating climate makes us super-proud! Our Bistro At Home meal kits have been well-received and our more recent Bistro To Go hot takeaway offering has blown UP!!
• Favourite beer?
Equally split between Lager, IPA & Keller.
IPA stands up well to robust dishes, Lager is a super-tasty, full-bodied way to start the evening off and Keller is soft, zingy and easy-going.
Find Joe’s favourites here: Brightside Brewery Shop
• Any future plans?
We’re working on it! (Festoyer, Longridge opening 2021)