Former Michelin-Star restaurant The Pony and Trap in Somerset, has announced that it will reopen under a new name – The Pony Chew Valley.
Owners of the venue, Holly and Josh Eggleton took to Instagram to confirm the rebranding, revealing that they are “so excited for the future”.
The siblings, who first opened The Pony and Trap in 2006, closed the restaurant during the UK’s first lockdown. Later announcing plans to transform it – with a new focus on offering baking, foraging and fermentation courses for people in the local community.
In January, the pair announced the opening of a second restaurant in South Bristol, entitled The Pony North Street, with an official date for its launch unconfirmed.
Due to the rebrand of The Pony and Trap the group will no longer be able to keep its Michelin Star award.
A statement from The Pony and Trap said: “The Pony Chew Valley, as it will now be known, has formed the root of everything we have ever done, it has seeded our DNA and will continue to do so in it’s new form later this year.
“Of course this past year has not been what we would have planned but it has opened many doors and shown us just what we can do. It feels fitting to be here at 15 years knowing that we are coming back with some really exciting changes afoot.”
It added: “We have been having a long rest after a really long ride, but we are just so excited for the future. We love doing what we do, we have so missed it, and we just can’t wait to be hosting and cooking for you once more to bring a bit of joy back, for us, the team and all of you lovely customers.”