Michael Caines 'shocked and saddened' following The Coach House closure

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor

Michael Caines MBE has issued a statement in response to the closure of The Coach House by Michael Caines, expressing his shock and sadness at the news. 

Situated in the Exmoor National Park, the restaurant is part of the Kentisbury Grange Hotel, built in a grade-II listed property and was launched in partnership with Michael Caines

The chef and owner of five AA-restaurant and hotel The Lympstone Manor, the Cove at Maenporth said that although he had been working with the hotel in a consulting capacity at the restaurant, this was the extent of his involvement.

Thus, he said, its closure came as much of a surprise to him as to anyone else. 

“I am shocked and saddened to hear the news of Kentisbury Grange and our thoughts are with the staff and customers. Michael Caines Limited has been consulting at the restaurant for several years but has no shares or business interest in the property and therefore we too are shocked to hear the news.

"At this stage we await to hear further updates, but we will work with the team to find alternative employment and facilitate them within our expanding portfolio.”

Yesterday, the 4-AA star hotel,  issued a statement on its own and the restaurant's behalf, which read:

"We are so sorry but due to unforseen circumstances and a major infrastructural fault we are having to close both the Hotel and Restaurant indefinitely from tomorrow, Thursday 20th February.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused to our guests and we will keep you updated on any news."



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Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor 20th February 2020

Michael Caines 'shocked and saddened' following The Coach House closure