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Chef Gareth Stevenson assumes control of Tyddyn Llan in North Wales

Chef Gareth Stevenson, previously the head chef at the Green Michelin-starred Palé Hall restaurant near Llandderfel, has now assumed control of the Tyddyn Llan restaurant and accommodations in Llandrillo.

Tyddyn Llan was formerly owned by chef patron Bryan Webb and his wife Susan, who ran the business for 22 years before selling it in February of this year.

The 13-bedroom property, built in 1742, was once the private shooting lodge of the Duke of Westminster. It held a Michelin star for 10 years and continues to be featured in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland.

Stevenson announced plans to 'soft relaunch' Tyddyn Llan on July 18, with the Webbs staying on until the end of the month to assist with the transition to new ownership.

The new Tyddyn Llan will be 'chef-led,' featuring local, low-waste Welsh cuisine infused with a 'Green star ethos.' The interiors, crockery, and artwork will highlight artisanal Welsh talent.

The chef, who was raised in Leicestershire by his Welsh father, first gained recognition at Palé Hall hotel in North Wales. There, he opened a fine dining restaurant with Michael Caines, which earned a Green Michelin star for its dedication to local producers.

He will be supported by head pastry chef Robin Evans and the current Welsh Chef of the Year, Josh Morris.

Stevenson said: “Having lived in the village for eight years, I have often dreamed about having the opportunity to run a restaurant such as Tyddyn Llan. It is housed in a beautiful Georgian building and the opportunity to lead it into its new chapter is both a massive honour and tremendously exciting.”

Bryan Webb added: “With Gareth as the new chef patron and Maria [Stevenson’s partner] the face of the front of house, together with their highly talented team, they will keep Tyddyn Llan at the top of the restaurant business and ensure that it continues as one of the finest restaurants in Wales, and the wider UK. We wish them every success.”