Moor Hall in Aughton, bear Ormskirk, West Lancashire, is to open its second dining room this week, following a bumper first six months in business.
The Barn will open on October 25, and will be a 65-cover restaurant overseen by chef patron Mark Birchall and head chef Aaron Harris who was previously at Sixty OneRestaurant in London.
Birchall, with business partners Andy and Tracey Bell, launched Moor Hall in spring 2017 and in the first six months there has already been a windfall of awards and accolades, including a first Michelin star in October.
The Barn will be situated on the first floor in the converted building adjacent to the main Manor House.
The interior design features original beams and rustic brickwork, with an open kitchen, integral bar.
Additionally, over the next few months, the ground floor will include a small dairy, bakery, meat-aging and curing room and a mini brewery – these facilities, along with the extensive gardens at the seven-bedroom Moor Hall, will make the food operation increasingly self-sufficient and sustainable.
The Barn will complement The Dining Room, the hotel’s original restaurant, when it opens in a few days’ time.