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Cheltenham restaurant's shock closure

The shock closure of a Cheltenham restaurant has been described as a "great loss" to the town's restaurant scene.

The couple who run the popular town centre eatery have revealed The White Spoon, in Well Walk off Clarence Street, will close at the end of this month.

Chris White, chef director of The White Spoon, and his partner Purdy opened the business in March 2019 and worked hard to grow its reputation.

"After three and half great years running our fantastic restaurant, Sunday 24th March 2019 will be The White Spoon's last service before we close permanently," said Mr White, in a statement on the restaurant's Facebook page.

"We have had such a fantastic time, creating, growing and running The White Spoon, a dream I have held for a long time. We are hugely proud of all that we have achieved.

"Unfortunately, the challenges of running a business, especially in such a demanding industry, whilst trying to maintain a balance with a young family have proven too much of a stretch for us.

"As a partnership and a family, we have made the very difficult decision to move on and adapt what our lifestyle looks like."

One of the many comments on the Facebook page wishing them well said: "A great loss to Cheltenham. Fantastic food and excellent service."

Mr White paid tribute to everyone who has supported them along the way.

"We are thankful to you all our customers who have taken time to dine with us, in particular those of you who have become avid supporters, visiting regularly.

"Over the years there are those of you who have become less like customers and more like friends, to the whole White Spoon Team. We will miss you dearly.

"We'd also like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you, to our staff, past and present who have shared our passion and shown great commitment. Whenever, the going got tough, we could always rely on certain people to dig deeper than ever asked."

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