After 22 years, Bryan and Susan Webb have sold their restaurant with rooms, Tyddyn Llan, located in Llandrillo, Wales.
Last year, the couple listed the property for sale with an asking price of £1.8 million.
At the time, Bryan expressed his intention to retire from the culinary world, mentioning his anticipation of leaving behind his chef career. However, he acknowledged that he would miss the gratification of receiving praise from patrons about his cooking.
The 13-bedroom property, constructed in 1742, served as the private shooting lodge of the Duke of Westminster before Bryan and Susan Webb's ownership.
Under the Webbs' management, with Bryan leading the kitchen and Susan managing the front of house, Tyddyn Llan earned and maintained a Michelin star from 2010 to 2020. It continues to be recommended in the guide for its 'satisfying and wholesome' cuisine.
Bryan said, 'After six months of heartache, last week we finally completed on the sale of Tyddyn Llan.
'Although this does not mean Susan and I are leaving, we are staying on for up to six months and will continue to run Tyddyn Llan to the same high standards that we have for the past 22 years
'Susan and I will still be running Tyddyn Llan for the next six months offering good food, excellent wine list, friendly service and comfortable rooms.
'It would be wonderful to see you before I hang up my apron in July after 48 years cooking at the stove and we move onwards.'
Bryan began his journey as a head chef at Café Rouge (not related to the chain with the same name) near the Barbican in London. Subsequently, in 1987, he moved to Hilaire located on Old Brompton Road, a move that cemented his reputation in the vibrant London food scene.
In 1990, Bryan assumed control of the kitchen from one of his culinary idols, Simon Hopkinson. It was at this time that he crossed paths with Susan, who had previously worked at Antony Worrall Thompson's Ménage Á Trois. Susan came to assist in 1992, and since then, the duo has been working together seamlessly.
The couple tied the knot in 1995. However, due to rent increases, they made the decision to sell Hilaire in 2001.
Following a year-long hiatus for travel, they found themselves back in Wales and spent a night at Tyddyn Llan. When the property's owners expressed their intention to sell, they proposed that the Webbs take over.