The three-AA restaurant The Coach House by Michael Caines has been forced to close indefinitely after a “major infrastructure fault” was found at the hotel in which it is located.
The grade II – listed Kentisbury Grange hotel announced the closure on its social media this morning.
It said: “We are so sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances and a major infrastructural fault we are having to close both the Hotel and Restaurant indefinitely from tomorrow, Thursday 20 February.
“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused to our guests and we will keep you updated on any news.”
In a statement released to Devon Live, Caines said: “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.”