After 22 years, Bryan and Susan Webb have sold their restaurant and rooms, Tyddyn Llan, in Llandrillo, Wales.
Last year, the couple listed the property for sale with an asking price of £1.8m.
At the time, Bryan expressed his intention to retire from the culinary world and mentioned that he was waiting to leave his career as a chef. However, she admitted that she would miss being praised by a patron for her cooking.
Built in 1742, the 13-bedroom property served as the Duke of Westminster’s private shooting lodge before being owned by Bryan and Susan Webb.
Under the Webbs, with Bryan running the kitchen and Susan running the house, Tyddyn Llan earned and maintained a Michelin star from 2010 to 2020. It is still recommended in the guide for its “satisfying and healthy” cuisine.
Bryan said: “After six months of heartache last week we finally completed the sale of Tyddyn Llan.
“Whilst this does not mean that Susan and I are leaving, we will continue for another six months and continue to run Tyddyn Llan to the same high standards as we have for the last 22 years.
‘Susan and I will continue to run Tyddyn Llan for the next six months, with good food, an excellent wine list, friendly service and comfortable rooms.
“It would be lovely to see you before I hang up my apron in July after 48 years of cooking on the stove and we move on.”
Bryan started his journey as head chef at Café Rouge (not affiliated with the chain of the same name) near the Barbican in London. Later in 1987 he moved to Hilaire on Old Brompton Road, cementing his reputation in London’s vibrant food scene.
In 1990, Bryan took over the kitchen from one of his culinary idols, Simon Hopkinson. It was around this time that he met Susan, who had previously worked on Antony Worrall Thompson’s Ménage Á Trois. Susan came on board in 1992 and the two have worked seamlessly together ever since.
The couple tied the knot in 1995. However, due to rent increases, they decided to sell Hilaire in 2001.
After a year-long hiatus, they found themselves back in Wales and spent the night at Tyddyn Llan. When the owners of the property announced their intention to sell, they suggested that the Webbs take over.