Manx National Heritage has confirmed that Riverside Ltd will retain the rights to operate the Sound and Cregneash cafes for a further five years.
The announcement follows the completion of a competitive bid process.
Adrian Christian, Managing Director of Riverside said: ‘We are delighted to have secured both premises for a further five year period, continuing our relationship with Manx National Heritage at The Sound, one of the Island’s most visited sites and Cregneash, a working museum and village. Both cafés are unique and we plan to help both tourists and locals appreciate their beauty over good food and coffee, partnering with many local suppliers.’
Steve Blackford, Head of Properties for Manx National Heritage said: ‘Our catering tenants make a vital contribution to our charity’s income, whilst providing a quality food offering and experience for our audiences. We look forward to working with Adrian and the Riverside team over the next five years as they welcome visitors to these beautiful locations’
The lease announcement comes in advance of MNH visitor attractions opening for the summer season from April 1 2022, when Cregneash Café will also re-open for summer. The Sound is open year-round.