A POOLE restaurant is to invest £250,000 into its wellness initiatives this year. 

Rockwater, along the beach in Branksome, will look to offer more into its wellbeing events as it aims to provide more for its members. 

At £1,000 for an annual membership, Rockwater provides its guests with access to a number of events, including small concerts with high-profile musicians such as Fatboy Slim and James Bay. 

Luke Davis, Brighton-based chief executive of Rockwater, said: “We’re setting a new trend in hospitality by creating a space where our guests can pursue their personal ambitions. 

“Whether those are wellbeing led, socially, or from a working perspective, so it’s great to see so many customers already embracing the Rockwater life. 

“We want to take things even further in 2024, so we will be investing at least £250,000 into Rockwater’s wellness initiatives over the course of the year.”  

Opened in autumn 2022, the Branksome site will form part of a ‘village’ when its sister venue in Sandbanks opens later this year. 

Luke added: “Having been around the hospitality industry for many years, I’ve seen first-hand how venues can become a hub for the community and a second home for many patrons. 

“There are plenty of night-time venues that provide a luxury dining and social atmosphere for customers, and plenty of coffee shops and social clubs that are great places to unwind during the daytime. 

“At Rockwater, we are doing something new and different by providing all these things and more to customers, all packaged into one scenic setting where groups can truly connect and enjoy together from dusk till dawn.” 

As well as offering a restaurant, a number of social events also take place at the Branksome site including sip and paint, supper clubs, craft workshops, live music, and a chess club.