Celebrity chef announces “bittersweet” decision to leave Church Green pub


CELEBRITY TV chef Aiden Byrne has announced a “bittersweet” decision to leave the popular Church Green Pub at Lymm.

Announcing the decision on Facebook Aiden and his wife Sarah posted: “After 16 incredible years, Sarah and I have reached the bittersweet decision to step away from The Church Green on the 19th of May. This journey has been filled with countless memories, laughter, and shared moments that we will forever cherish.

“We want to extend our deepest gratitude to each one of you—our amazing customers, dedicated suppliers, and invaluable team members—for your unwavering support and commitment to TCG and the vibrant community of Lymm Village. Your patronage and friendship have been the heart and soul of this establishment, and we are endlessly grateful for the relationships we’ve built over the years.
“As we embark on this new chapter to pursue other opportunities, we leave knowing that The Church Green will continue to thrive under the care of another independent operator, who will undoubtedly bring their own passion and vision to this beloved space. We have every confidence that you will be in excellent hands, and we eagerly anticipate the exciting journey ahead for all involved.
“With a couple more weeks before we bid farewell, we hope to see as many of you in person as possible. Let’s share a toast to the memories we’ve made and the friendships we’ve forged.
Once again, thank you from the depths of our hearts for being a part of our story. Your support has been the foundation of our success, and we will forever cherish the memories we’ve created together. Here’s to the future and the enduring spirit of community that binds us all.
“With heartfelt gratitude”,
Aiden & Sarah x

The celebrity chef is best known for opening The Collingwood pub in West Kirby a number of years ago. He also runs the British Grill in the Macdonald Hotel at Craxton Wood, near Chester.
In 2002, he earned a Michelin star for his cooking in The Commons Restaurant in Dublin, Ireland.
In 2013/14, Byrne opened a new restaurant in the city of Manchester called Manchester House, which cost around £3 million to create. Byrne’s journey to opening this restaurant was featured in a three-part series for BBC Two called Restaurant Wars: The Battle for Manchester which was aired on the channel throughout April 2014.


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