THE Church Green in Lymm has been named in the 2022 edition of a prestigious guide.

The gastropub, owned by chef Aiden Bryne, features in the AA Restaurant Guide which commends eateries across the country.

Now in its 28th edition, and after missing a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the guide awards restaurants between one and five rosettes.

And the Higher Lane venue has been awarded two rosettes, given to excellent restaurants that aim for and achieve higher standards and better consistency.

Aiden, 48, is best pleased to win the award.

“We’re quite fortunate to be in a position that we get recognised by such a prestigious guide,” he said.

“It’s a family-run business and we are a family. We’re all there from dusk until dawn trying our hardest to deliver excellence and good quality products across the board. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to do it."

He believes that their attention to service and high standards helps set them apart.

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Aiden added: “One of the focal points for us is not to become complacent. We’re not in it to achieve accolades or get awards – maybe I was many years ago when I was younger – our priority is to give our customers a great service both with food and service and I guess the accolades follow.

“There’s a lot of training and commitment from both parts – we’re really fortunate to have some great people.

“Without great leadership, you’re not going to get great followers and we are extremely fortunate to have the people that we have got by our side."

The gastropub has been in the guide since opening 13 years ago, and 10 years ago it won AA Restaurant of the Year

“That in itself was quite a big milestone for us,” Aiden continued.

“To continue to be in that guide that recognises those that are continuing to deliver excellence, it’s nice to be in it."