Restaurant chain closes Alderley Edge branch


A fish and seafood restaurant located on the outskirts of Alderley Edge has closed its doors.

Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill on Brook Lane closed permanently on Thursday, 3rd December.

A spokesperson for Loch Fyne Seafood & Grill, who operate 40 restaurants across the UK, said "Sadly, after very careful consideration we took the difficult decision to sell our restaurant in Alderley Edge to enable us to reinvest in our estate and open new restaurants in areas where they will do well.  

"The team from this restaurant has transferred to another Loch Fyne in the area. We would like to thank our customers for their support over the years and very much hope that we will see them in one of our other restaurants soon."

A notice posted on the company wesite stated "We are aware that some of you may have placed festive bookings with us and we are sorry that we will be unable to deliver these for you. A member of the team will be in touch with you asap to try and resolve this with you directly."

Loch Fyne


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Vince Chadwick
Monday 7th December 2015 at 3:19 pm
This building used to be, for many decades, a successful local pub called The Brookfield. Then it lost its way and has passed through various incarnations. It'd be great if we could have it back as a local selling real ales. No poncy pricey 'cuisine' (there's more than enough of that already around here), no TVs, no pool tables. Just good ale at good prices, and a pleasant cosy atmosphere for folk to meet and chat. Real open coal fires would be good, too.

Ah well. I can always dream! (Or go to the Bird in Hand).
Stewart Dyer
Monday 7th December 2015 at 4:20 pm
I suspect Vince in particular will not be overjoyed at the rumour I heard. Apparently it will re-open as a Raymond Blanc bistro. Somehow I can't imagine that involving coal fires or real ale!!!
Kirsteen Peel
Tuesday 8th December 2015 at 8:29 am
No, if it is a Brasserie Blanc it will involve wonderful food, excellent service and a really good atmosphere...

Here's hoping the rumour is true!
Peter Godfrey
Tuesday 8th December 2015 at 5:57 pm
Loch Fyne restaurants are owned by Greene King Brewery who operate about 900 pubs in the UK plus the Spirit Pub Company. So good luck Vince for your wish of a welcome addition of another local pub
Ivan Brocklehurst
Wednesday 9th December 2015 at 10:08 am
I agree with Vince. Twenty years ago the 'Brookie' used to be a great pub until they let the kids in and it was closed down for underage and drug problems. We have far too many themed restaurants in this area selling overpriced average food and large brewery fizzy, bland beer, with so much backgound noise, and not enough local pubs with a cosy, comfortable atmosphere supplying real ale with taste where we can actually talk to each other!
Yet another 'bistro'? Perish the thought.
Claire MacLeod
Wednesday 9th December 2015 at 8:21 pm
Although I don't disagree with you, Ivan, (and I remember fondly the Brookie, back in the day), I do wonder whether a traditional pub as you and Vince describe would be financially viable. I popped into the Drum & Monkey last night to give a menu order for a family meal we have booked for the weekend and was sad to see it was far from busy. I know Tuesday night is bound to be a slow night for any establishment, but if we consider the demise of the Royal Oak not too long ago, I'm not sure there is the custom for another 'local pub'. If these sort of places are to survive, they have to have the trade, and it seems that the 'quick pint in the pub before heading home for tea' might be a dying way of life. I hope I'm wrong.
Alan Brough
Thursday 10th December 2015 at 9:18 pm
I'm with Vince on this one - I would love to see a decent local pub with good value food and drink serving the local community.

The catchment area for "The Brookfield" is huge with several hundred (if not thousand) people living within walking distance.

We really need a balance in Alderley Edge and another "Designer Bistro" isn't going to provide it.
Jonathan Savill
Friday 11th December 2015 at 12:53 pm
A decent pub would be good.

Early doors , talking utter nonsense to single serving friends or regulars, no ramekins of wasabi flavoured dried peas at the bar or overly embellished houmous served on a chunk of driftwood; ask for a shandy and the barman replies "we don't do cocktails"; Four, no five, actually make it six yes six cask ales to choose from.


I can but dream.
Vince Fogharty
Friday 11th December 2015 at 1:44 pm
It's a shame another business is leaving the village, lets hope it gets replaced very soon. As for it being a real ale pub with no or little food..... unfortunately such places would never work in Alderley, as a min that site would need to take around £25k per week in sales on average, which would be over 700 pints a day!, so without a strong food offering that will just never happen.
Terry Bowes
Friday 11th December 2015 at 4:48 pm
Try the Union Club Vince, little or no food,real ales,darts,pool and snooker etc almost like a good old fashioned pub that people crave!
Ivan Brocklehurst
Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 3:43 pm
Terry has a very good point - I think we may well rekindle our association with the Union Club, alternating with the Bird in Hand.
What is upsetting to those of us who've been here a fair time (40+ years) is that places like Congleton, Knutsford and Macclesfield still have plenty of 'locals', but Wilmslow and Alderley don't.
Duncan Herald
Monday 21st December 2015 at 10:46 am
I spoke with an employee of the Loch Fyne, who told me that there will indeed be a 'Blanc Brasserie' opening there.
Pete Taylor
Monday 21st December 2015 at 1:22 pm
If this review (admittedly two years old) is anything to go by, it's not a place I'll be dashing off to: The one in the centre of Manchester fares(!) no better on Trip Adviser.
I've always found it odd that Wilmslow and Alderley don't have many decent, unmolested pubs. The Drum is now in safe hands and is pretty good but as for Wilmslow- the New Inn has become a so-so eatery, I've not even ventured into whatever the Swan is called because of the daft name. The Farmers is OK, the Carters seemingly defunct, despite what is says outside and the service we had at The Horse and Jockey was so bad that I'll not go there again!
Bird in Hand is excellent but a bike/bus ride away- why can't Mr Smith open a pub in Alderley and Wilmslow, but with his prices I suspect he'd not be able to pay the rent!
Pete Taylor
Wednesday 23rd December 2015 at 5:12 pm
CEC have given planning permission to turn the Chapel House pub into a private dwelling. A really excellent village local bites the dust.