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Tudors restaurant in Grantham closes down

A restaurant on Grantham’s High Street has closed down.

Tudors Restaurant and Wine Bar, formerly called Catlins, has shut.

Restaurant owner Amy McNamara bought the lease on the building about five years ago when it was Catlins. She decided to modernise it and change its name to Tudors in 2017.

Amy Mcnamara in Tudors. (6404542)
Amy Mcnamara in Tudors. (6404542)

This week, she told the Journal the restaurant had closed for personal reasons. She said: “We are closing for personal health reasons. It is not commercial reasons. The business was doing well.

“It’s all very sudden, but I would like to see it opened as a restaurant again. I would like to thank all our customers for their support.”

Amy said that, depending on circumstances over the next six months, she would like to open another business if possible.

A regular at the restaurant, Paul Lewis told the Journal “it was a really sad day” when the business closed. He said: “They went above and beyond what most restaurants will do for you. Amy would always make you feel welcome. It was a family-run place with the chef Ricardo and their two children. All the regular customers would like to thank them.”

The building was erected in 1560 and used by Charles Hamilton, a captain in Oliver Cromwell’s army during the civil war. In 1962, Harry and Sheila Hallam bought the building, which by then was called Catlins.

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