Gordon Ramsay pub put up for sale

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has announced he is to sell The Warrington, a pub in north-west London that he has run since 2006.

The pub has been put onto the market following a decline in custom, following in the footsteps of another Ramsay owned pub, The Devonshire, in Chiswick, west London, which he shut a few weeks ago.

Ramsay paid £5.2 million for The Warrington four years ago and spent another £800,000 on refurbishing it to his taste. He said at the time that he intended to use the site to launch a gastropub chain that would 'establish him as a force outside the refined world of haute cuisine.'

In the most recent edition of the Harden's guide, The Warrington was singled out for being a 'Kitchen Nightmare of truly astonishing proportions.' It also became a laughing stock when a newspaper revealed that it was serving frozen food that had been prepared in another kitchen and transported to the pub via lorry.

News of this latest pub sale will leave Ramsay with just one pub to his name - The Narrow in east London. He has also been forced to close his exclusive Cape Town restaurant Maze in South Africa, which was believed to be losing £10,000 a week.

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