TRIO: Philip, left, and Beth Milner with producer Steve Levine on the night. Pictures: Matthew Usher.

A RESTAURANT-IN-A-YURT has won a £5,000 music makeover.

Shuck’s celebrated with a launch party with live performances at its Thornham site from neo-soul singer Mullally, and electronic jazz trio Mammal Hands.

The competition was held by PRS Music  which represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK.

Shuck’s owner Philip Milner said: “We’re absolutely delighted and thrilled that we have won, and we still can’t believe it. Improving our music offering was something we had always planned on doing, but we couldn’t afford it, and it’s going to make a massive difference to our business, inside and out.

“Winning the PRS for Music prize means we will now be able to showcase local talent and give our customers the ultimate dining experience.”

Paul Clements, commercial director for PRS Music, said: “Shuck’s really impressed me due its unique setting, goals and its dedication and support of local community and produce. Phil’s vision of how music could really impact and grow the restaurant was impressive.”

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