It appears that a Congleton brasserie will not be reopening when lockdown restrictions are eased, after its locks were changed by the landlords.
A letter in the window of Bojangles, at 13, Bridge Street, said the landlord has re-entered the premises in accordance with provisions of clause 35 of the lease and has changed the locks. Wayne Doyle had been the chef and proprietor for several years. The notice, dated 5th January, 2020, said: “From today’s date, the lease has been forfeited and has come to an end.”
The notice states that the landlords are Mr TG Hill, Mrs JE Twemlow and Mr P Hill c/o 4, Cumberland Road, Congleton.
The lease of the premises dated 22nd February, 2013, was made between Mrs Norma Hill, Mr Timothy George Hill, Mrs Jane Elizabeth Twemlow, Mr Mark Peter Hill and Mr Wayne Doyle.
The brasserie’s website said that “set in the historic market town of Congleton, Bojangles combines innovative and modern takes on classic British cooking in the brassiere while serving lighter bites snacks and the chef’s famous afternoon tea in the stylish and welcoming coffee lounge.”
It added that “after gaining over 20 years’ experience worldwide in the catering industry, chef and proprietor Wayne Doyle looks forward to pleasing your every taste by blending ideas from around the globe with seasonal local produce.”
When the first lockdown began last March, Bojangles cooked meals for delivery to the homes of older people.
The brasserie also used to regularly offer pre-performance meals for diners seeing a production at Congleton’s Daneside Theatre.