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Jun 29, 2020

WOOD Chester

After discussion and careful consideration with Wood Restaurant group, jointly we have taken the very difficult decision to close Wood Chester at Hotel Indigo Chester. 

Simon Wood, on the closure of Wood Chester, said;

“We have made the decision to change the focus of what we offer at Wood and in Manchester we are adapting to cope with the changes forced on us by the COVID-19 pandemic whilst also refining the dining experience to offer our guests the very best of my food. This means that we are stripping the menus back to focus only on my five, seven and ten course tasting menus alongside a three course, fixed price A Taste of WOOD menu.

This has meant that the restaurant in Chester doesn’t quite fit into this plan anymore.  The operating restrictions have meant that a different, more casual offering is more suited to the hotel and that as we take our brand in the opposite direction we have taken the decision to step away from Hotel Indigo in Chester. 

It has been a great experience, we loved getting to know the City and working with the team at Castlebridge who own and manage the hotel – but in what has been an extremely tough time, we have all had to make the right commercial decisions”

Castlebridge Hospitality have said;

“Unfortunately the restrictions forced upon us by the Covid-19 pandemic mean that we have had to review all aspects of the hotel and restaurant operation at Hotel Indigo Chester and after long discussions with Wood Restaurant Group we have jointly decided Wood Chester is to close which will allow us and Simon to focus on our core businesses. We have very much enjoyed working with Wood Restaurant Group and wish them every success in the future. We will be managing the restaurant ourselves in the short term ensuring all of our guests have a great experience in a safe and comfortable environment and will be making an announcement soon about the long term future of the restaurant.”