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Chef Adebola Adeshina has announced the creation of the Heritage Social Group - the umbrella company behind four eateries, including two new establishments.


Already established is the award-winning Michelin Guide fine dining restaurant The Chubby Castor in the picturesque village of Castor, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, which last year was awarded its third AA rosette.


The Yard Castor, which opened two years ago and is set in the garden of the Chubby Castor, serves an informal menu among raised vegetable beds. Plans are underway to create an undercover, heated area, to enable The Yard to remain open all year round and it’s anticipated that it will re-open this spring, with indoor and outdoor seating.


Heritage Social plans to launch an artisan bakery and vibrant cafe over two floors in Grantham Market Place, Lincolnshire, which will be open seven days a week, also opening this spring.


Westgate Bakery will use the finest ingredients from local suppliers, who source mindfully, and will serve freshly made artisan goods, focaccia sandwiches, poke bowls and contemporary food to go, as well as having a stylish 60-seater licensed cafe serving hot and cold drinks all day.


Opening in 2025, the second new eatery from Heritage Social is Westgate 1852 - a vibrant brasserie serving modern dishes in a relaxed and informal setting at the historic Westgate Hall in Grantham.


With a 70-seater restaurant downstairs, a private dining room for 40 guests, cocktail bar, lounge, wine shop and open kitchens, it is being designed to be respectful of the historic building, with minimal alterations.


This news comes following the announcement that Grantham town centre is to benefit from a £4.1m regeneration project, funded by the Government’s Future High Streets Fund, alongside other works, in addition to the current investment, representing a marked renaissance of the Lincolnshire town.


Chef Adeshina will install new teams into the new venues, having overall management of all four, and will create an additional 30 jobs overall.


He said: “After two years - and summers of typically unpredictable weather - the demand is to move from The Yard being seasonal to all-year-round, so the team there can deliver creative twists on classics and a cocktail menu, using produce grown from our own garden, whatever the  weather and at affordable prices.”


He added: “Significant investment is going into the regeneration of Grantham and we are thrilled to be part of it. We believe in the Lincolnshire town and see the opportunities its renaissance provides. That’s why we are creating two new vibrant eateries for local people to enjoy and which we are confident will help draw people into Grantham itself.”


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