Michelin Recognise Moor Hall with as Star
Moor Hall, near Aughton in West Lancashire, officially opened in March 2017, and in just six
months, the restaurant with rooms has been acknowledged by the Michelin UK & Ireland
2018 guide with the news of its first Michelin star (announced in London today, 2 October).
Chef/patron Mark Birchall has created a menu of impeccably sourced British ingredients,
many from the bounty of local suppliers, and he leads a distinctive kitchen brigade and frontof-
house team that share his hospitality ethos of relaxed professionalism.
Delighted with the announcement of a Michelin star, Mark proudly exclaimed: “It has been a
tremendous team effort. We are a young business, but our chefs and front-of-house staff
have remarkable backgrounds and experience that has come together to make Moor Hall very
focused on delivering a special customer experience.”
Mark also pays huge tribute to his business partners, Tracey and Andy Bell, who had the
confidence to support the massive restoration project of Moor Hall, and to endorse Mark’s
culinary vision for the restaurant. They are also in the final stages of preparation for the
launch of The Barn, in the adjacent building to the main house – it will open on 25 October
2017 with a more informal daily lunch and dinner menu offering.
Moor Hall is a 16th century Jacobean manor house that has been fully restored. The 50-seat
restaurant is set within the main building in an impressively spacious glass-fronted, highceilinged space with a sleek, open-to-view kitchen that faces onto the expansive gardens and greenhouses.