The Granary’s Kitchen Nightmares Update – Still Open or Closed in 2024?

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The Granary was a Whiteley, Fareham restaurant featured on season 5 of Kitchen Nightmares UK version. Gordon Ramsay visited The Granary in 2007 and the episode aired in the same year. As of 2024, is The Granary is closed. 

Is The Granary still open or closed?

Since the episode aired in 2007, many wonder whether The Granary is still open or closed. According to the sources The Granary is closed in Whiteley, nearly 1 year after Gordon Ramsay’s visit.

The restaurant was shut down in 2008. In January 2008, The Granary experienced an arson attack mere weeks after the show aired, causing significant damage. Authorities suspected a link to another arson incident two weeks earlier. Consequently, The Granary ceased operations, and its building was auctioned off in October 2008. The perpetrator of the arson was captured in September 2018 after evading authorities for ten years in Spain, leading to his eventual imprisonment. This is how Daily Echo reported the incident.

Episode Recap

The Granary was episode 8 of season 5.

Restaurant name The Granary
Owner  Nigel Nieddu
Waiters/StaffPeter , Paul
Chef Martin
Original Episode Air DateDecember 18, 2007
The Granary ‘s AddressWhiteley Ln, Whiteley, Fareham PO15 6RQ, UK
Is The Granary’s still open? (2024)Closed

The Granary update 2024 – Where are they now? 

Six weeks after Gordon Ramsay’s initial visit, The Granary was bustling, but Martin left to pursue his own venture. Gordon praised the inclusion of local lamb on the menu, showing they embraced his local-inspired changes. While Nigel was offended by some insults from Gordon, like being called a “fat idiot,” overall he was satisfied with the Kitchen Nightmares experience.

Tragically, disaster struck soon after when arson caused significant damage, leading to the restaurant’s closure due to the insurance company’s refusal to cover the £800,000 needed for repairs.

As of 2024, The Old Granary location is unoccupied.

What happened to the owners of The Granary?

As of 2024, Nigel is the CEO and founder of The Astbury Group which is a business promote crypto transactions.

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