“We are very sad to let it go.”
There’s sad news from Rosscarbery today as one of West Cork’s best restaurants announces it is shutting up shop for good.
“It’s with a heavy heart we wish to inform everybody that Pilgrims restaurant will be closing its doors on April 2nd.” the owners, chef Mark Jennings and Sadie Pearce announced on social media.
While fans of the popular eatery, named by National Geographic magazine as one of the ten best places to eat in Ireland. will miss its bright, fresh dishes and laid-back vibes, the reason for the closure, in this case, is a happy one.
“After eight years in beautiful Rosscarbery and a second bundle of joy joining our family in the coming weeks we have decided it’s time for a change,” they explained.
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“It’s a decision we have not made lightly, we’ve so enjoyed our time here. We love the building and Rosscarbery. We’ve loved getting to know our regulars, the locals, our suppliers and all our staff members over the years. Many of whom are now our friends. We are very sad to let it go.
“Pilgrims has tried to be a sustainable business from the beginning but now it’s time to make life sustainable for us rearing a small family.”
And there’s more good news: after taking a pause to welcome their newest team member, they’ll be back with some fresh ideas:
“We’re not leaving hospitality and plans are afoot for the next chapter.”