Rick Stein Marlborough will be re-opening soon, a date will be announced in due course.
Marlborough.news has been told by Rick Stein restaurants that the landlord of Lloran House in which the restaurant is housed was keen to support the survival of the restaurant, and after seeing the devastation the crisis has caused the hospitality industry, they decided to offer a lifeline to the business.
The landlord (who does not want to be named) and their agent have helped the restaurant reopen permanently: waiving some rental arrears and reducing their rent by nearly 25%. On speaking of the agreement the landlord said: “It’s the right thing to do for Marlborough, the customers and staff and we hope we have helped to save a great restaurant.”
The reduction in rent means that the restaurant will now reopen permanetly and all of its 39 staff have been invited to return to their jobs at the restaurant – 25 of whom are already confirmed to come back upon reopening.
On the news that their landlord would make sacrifice a large part of the rent to support their business, Rick Stein said: “I’m delighted that our landlord in Marlborough made such a generous offer. I had resigned myself to losing the restaurant and our wonderful team and I am so pleased that we can reopen.”.
And Jill Stein said: “I think it is a wonderful site in a beautiful market town. Kate, Ed and I put a huge amount of thought into the look and feel of Rick Stein Marlborough and I am relieved that we will be reopening very soon.”