Four-star Devon hotel, Kentisbury Grange, which features a restaurant by Michael Caines, has had to close its doors suddenly due to a ‘major infrastructural fault’.
Chef Caines, whose company Michael Caines Limited has been consulting at the hotel’s restaurant, The Coach House for ‘several years’, said he was ‘shocked and saddended’ to hear news of its closure.
The restaurant was run as part of the Caines Collection, which also includes Lymptsone Manor and newly-acquired The Cove at Maenporth in Cornwall, but Caines said in a statement that his company had now shares or business interests in Kentisbury Grange.
The full statement read: “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.”
Kentisbury Grange released this statement after posting the news on Facebook: “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.
“Best wishes, The Kentisbury Grange Team.”