The Church Green
The Church Green is Aiden Byrne’s countryside pub where excellent meat comes as standard. Fifty ounce tomahawk, for example, and slow-cooked lamb shoulder pie, are typical dishes at the local legend’s acclaimed gastropub.
Aside from meat, the oft-changing menu could include black pudding scotch egg, an elegant pea mousse, and chicken liver parfait with pear and raisin on artisanal sourdough.
Mains could take in Asian-style pork belly or herb-crusted salmon while puddings veer towards classics such as melting chocolate fondant or pineapple upside down cake with rum caramel and clotted cream.
Lockdown has brought a few innovations to the business – including a deli and an event space with a licence to hold weddings.
Byrne’s CV is nothing short of stellar: he was awarded a Michelin star, aged just 22, for his menu at Adlards Restaurant in Norfolk. He went on to run The Dorchester Hotel’s two Michelin star kitchen before moving to Lymm, opening Manchester House and, most recently, 20 Stories.
The Church Green is a family-run, homely kind of operation, and offers a rare chance to eat this famous chef’s food in relaxed surrounds. A winning bet.
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