Nutters to close forever after 28 years

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor

28 year-old Rochdale restaurant Nutters will permanently close at the end of the week of October 19th, after what the team led by chef Andrew Nutter said has been an "extremely challenging two years."

The restaurant, located in Norden, Lancashire, was co-founded by Andrew's parents, Jean and the late Rodney Nutter, and won multiple awards over the course of almost three decades, including listings by Michelin, Harden's and the now defunct Good Food Guide. 

Given the hardships endured during the pandemic, the team decided "that the time has come" to call it a day, and after closing on October 17th will run a week of 'Last Supper' events as of October 19th. Sister to Nutters, The Bird at Birtle restaurant, meanwhile, will continue to operate as normal.

A statement on the restaurant's Facebook page reads:

"To all our loyal Customers, Friends, Past and Present Colleagues.

"We are saddened to have to tell you that the time has come after 28 magnificent years that Nutters will be closing its doors. It had to happen one day and who would of thought when Rodney had the idea all that time ago, what a journey it would be.

"It has been a difficult decision to make but these last two years have been extremely challenging when the hospitality industry has a whole had suffered immensely. We wanted to go out whilst we are still at the top of our game and it had been increasingly difficult to do that in these times. Not to mention the fact that Jean isn’t getting any younger and as done such an amazing job throughout this time.

"We will stop trading on the 17th October which I know will be a disappointment to many. In order to give those of you who want one last dining experience with us we will be doing some “Last Supper” evenings from the 19th October, Tuesday-Saturday. 
More details to follow on that. 

"The Bird at birtle will continue to operate as normal and vouchers can be used at this venue.

"This has happened very quickly, so please be patient with us as we will be contacting you all individually about your bookings.
Finally we want to say a massive THANK YOU to all our customers and staff who have shared this journey with us. It’s been an immense pleasure making memories for you all. 

Love From Nutters."

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Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor 8th October 2021

Nutters to close forever after 28 years