Top chef Bryn Evans buys Powys hotel

Chef Bryn Evans is returning to his roots to take over The Nags Head hotel in Garthmyl near Welshpool.

Evans, originally from the Wrexham area, is well known across the Greater Manchester area having worked as head chef at the Manchester Abode Hotel, the Obsidian Restaurant at the Arora Hotel and the Etrop Grange Country House Hotel.

He aims to bring five-star quality to the popular watering hole with five letting rooms in Montgomery, Powys — which closed its doors earlier this year.

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“I have been looking for my own place for some time now and The Nags Head ticked all the boxes in terms of right venue, right time and right place,” he said.

“We will be celebrating Welsh farms and Welsh produce — Wales is currently producing some of the best products in the world, which is being used by some of our greatest chefs including Heston Blumenthal."

The deal was brokered by Colliers International, whose director, Peter Brunt, said: “It’s great to see a chef of Bryn’s calibre taking on this beautifully presented pub so close to some of our foody hotspots.

 

“It’s already popular with visitors to Powys and Montgomery Castles, the iron age fort in Oswestry and Lake Vrnwy as well as good local trade. Ludlow — the foody capital of England — is just down the road," continued Brunt.

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