Celebrity chef unveils plans to open Gloucestershire restaurant

Red Lion

An award-winning chef has announced he is planning to reopen a popular Gloucestershire pub.

Andrew Sheridan is planning to revamp the Red Lion in Newent with the backing of his business partner Sam Morgan.

The Grade II-listed pub will be home to a restaurant called Severn & Wye. The name takes inspiration from Sheridan’s restaurant in Worcester Black &Green.

Mr Sheridan has appeared on the Great British Menu and Come Dine with Me The Professionals.

He also runs the Michelin Guide-listed 8 restaurant in Birmingham.

The plans for the Red Lion feature the Severn & Wye restaurant upstairs, with traditional pub food downstairs and a new garden space with converted barns and dining spaces.

Mr Morgan said: “We have got the right team on board and so the time is right to launch a second offering like that of Black & Green. It’ll be beside a beautiful, country pub, deep in the heart of rural Gloucestershire.

“People will be able to eat and drink well at the pub, with a simple menu, or, if they want to enjoy something a little special, they can pop to the aptly named Severn & Wye.”

Mr Sheridan added: “We are expanding considerably in 2023 and I can’t wait to bring our food to Gloucestershire.

“We have been looking for suitable locations to open new neighbourhood restaurants. Newent – given its beautiful setting, and proximity to the group owner’s home – proved to be the ideal place.”



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