Restaurants, Bars and Cafes

Hale Barns restaurant closes “with a heavy heart” after just six months

By David Prior at

A Hale Barns restaurant that reopened last year as a family-friendly Mediterranean bar and grill has announced its closure “with a heavy heart”.

Barns Bar Grill opened in the 4,000 sq ft Hale Barns Square unit opposite Booths supermarket in September 2018 and promised a “warmer” and less expensive offer than its high-profile predecessor, Fox.

Barns Bar and Grill in Hale Barns Square

Local entrepreneur – and Hale Barns resident – Michael Goldstone had been behind the relaunch.

But Barns Bar and Grill struggled to attract enough custom for a location that is developing a reputation as a hard one to make work for a restaurant.

The notice on the door confirming the restaurant’s closure

A notice on the door simply confirms: “It is with a heavy heart we had had to close Barns Bar & Grill.

“We thank you for your custom and have enjoyed serving you.”