The news came in a post on Instagram in which he said: “This place will be small but it’s an opportunity to really be part of their plan to regenerate the area.
“There’s nothing wrong with it at the minute, it’s just quiet and people have stopped using the high street in favour of a big shopping complex a few miles away.
“I’m really really fucking nervous about doing it because it’s a business and it will have to make money but I’m also really fucking excited to possibly be part of something that a load of people might be really proud of.
“When I took over the village bistro (now sticky walnut) it felt similar. Not the demographic or local business but it felt similar in terms of opening a small neighbourhood restaurant for the people that lived there.”
Pinion will be the sixth restaurant in Usher’s Elite Bistro chain which includes Sticky Walnut in Chester, Burnt Truffle in Heswall on the Wirral, Hispi in Didsbury, Greater Manchester, Wreckfish in Liverpool and the soon-to-open Kala in Manchester.