Gary Neville and Tom Kerridge on why the chef is leaving the Bull and Bear in Manchester

The celebrity chef says he has ‘jointly agreed’ with Gary Neville that he will ‘step away’ and the ‘Bull and Bear will be no more.’

Top chef Tom Kerridge is to leave the Bull and Bear at Gary Neville’s Stock Exchange Hotel in the new year.

The pair issued a joint video statement explaining why they are to part company at the upmarket Manchester hotel venture in January 2023. Kerridge says he plans to focus on his award-winning London restaurants and that the two Manchester businesses are heading in slightly different directions. He added there was ‘no falling out’ between the pair.

Kerridge said: "Gary and I have jointly agreed to end our partnership at The Bull & Bear within the Stock Exchange Hotel in Manchester and will part ways on 31t December 2022.

“We feel the need to concentrate on our Marlow and London sites and this allows us to look at further opportunities within these areas, therefore we have mutually decided to part ways.

“We would like to thank all our guests for the amazing support they have given us, and all staff have been offered roles elsewhere within the business and Head Chef Connor Black is returning to Australia where he worked for several years. We wish GG Hospitality and The Stock Exchange all the success in the future.”

Neville thanked the chef in his video for his support over the last three years. The brothers behind Schofield’s Bar recently opened a new cocktail bar Sterling at the Stock Exchange hotel.