Michelin Star chef, Chris Harrod, has purchased the freehold for The Whitebrook Restaurant with Rooms, Monmouth.
Securing the freehold allows Harrod and his wife to make changes to the rooms and overall interior, after originally launching the restaurant in South Wales in October 2013 and receiving a Michelin Star only 11 months after that. The couple also plan to build dog-friendly rooms at the establishment.
Harrod has now held the Michelin star for six years and has reached number 38 in the UK Top 50 Restaurants list.
Harrod said: “Now that we have acquired the Freehold we’ll be upgrading the fabric of the property, adding more bedrooms which will include a dog friendly room and expanding the restaurant to add more luxury and ensure that the business has sufficient scale to cover the ongoing fixed costs of delivering a very high quality restaurant offering.”
He added: “We’ll also improve staff accommodation. The somewhat isolated location means staff generally need to remain on site and given the difficulty in attracting high quality workers to the area, the staff accommodation is an important element to ensure the success of the restaurant.”