POPULAR mini-golf venue, Mr Mulligans, is set to open in Worcester's high street.

The sports venue has proved a hit among families - but also offers live music and a bar for older clients.

The proposed site for the new venue is at the former DW Sports store, after the company fell into administration in August 2020.

A licensing application shows it hopes to run in Worcester until 2am every day.

The venue has applied for permission for the following:

  • Performance of Dance: Everyday: 10am to 2am
  • Exhibition of Films: Everyday: 10am to 2am
  • Indoor Sporting Events: Everyday: 10am to 2am
  • Performance of Live Music: Everyday: 10am to 2am
  • Late Night Refreshment: Everyday: 11pm to 2am
  • Playing of Recorded Music: Everyday: 10am to 2am
  • Sale of Alcohol: Everyday: 10am to 2am

The application is currently under a 28 day consultation period from Worcestershire Regulatory Services.

Cathedral Ward City Councillor, Jabba Riaz, said: "Any new business coming to Worcester under the current circumstances is most certainly welcomed.

"We have seen so many empty shops as a result of tough economic trading so a venue like this coming to the city would be great to see.

"Mr Mulligans seems to be covering a wide range, appealing to families in the day and caters for adults in the evening with live music and a bar which we do not really have in our high street. 

"I wish them all the best and hope to see them on the high street soon."

Sophie Burke, group head of marketing, for parent company Burhill Group Limited, said: “We are delighted to continue to grow the brand in new locations around the country and we are very much looking forward to being part of the wonderful community in Worcester.”  

Andrew Scholey, operations and development director for BGL, said: “Whilst our venues are first and foremost family-oriented, we have seen great pick-up with adult groups in the evenings and continually improve our food and beverage offering to provide a great environment for fun on and off the course.

“Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing children as young as two pick up a putter for the first time, with a smile on their face.

"There’s no question we’re providing those children with their first steps into the game and this can only be a good thing for the wider golf industry."

Mr Mulligans is due to open this summer, with a date to be confirmed in the future.

The consultation on the licensing application runs until February 24.

During this time governing bodies will be able to put foward any objections with the prevention of crime & disorder, public safety, the protection of children from harm and prevention of public nuisance.

Mr Mulligans already has 12 locations across the country, including branches in Cheltenham and Birmingham.