About us

Learn all about how chef patron, Mark Birchall and how Moor Hall became a restaurant with rooms.

“A labour of love…”

Moor Hall

Moor Hall is situated in Aughton, West Lancashire in five acres of breathtaking gardens with views to the south over a beautiful lake, said to be the remains of a medieval moat. A grade II* listed gentry house of mid-sixteenth century origin, Moor Hall is one of the most important listed buildings in the UK. Moor Hall was first recorded in 1282 and in 1533 it was acquired by Peter Stanley of Bickerstaffe, who built the present manor house.

The site was acquired by Andy & Tracey Bell (pictured left) in 2015 and has undergone a multi-million pound renovation. In partnership with friend and business partner Mark Birchall, we have created a beautiful restaurant with luxury rooms, whilst the converted barn will follow later in 2017 as a contemporary casual dining experience.

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Mark Birchall

Mark was born in Chorley, Lancashire and trained at Runshaw College. he won the Roux Scholarship, the premier competition for chefs in the UK in 2011. He also worked at El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, a 3 Michelin Star Restaurant owned by the Roca Brothers, twice voted the world’s best restaurant. He was previously Executive Chef of 2 Michelin Star L’Enclume in Cumbria.

Mark’s menus showcase his own style of modern British cuisine, wherever possible using produce grown on the 5 acre Moor Hall site or from local suppliers, and reflecting the broad culinary experience he has garnered over the last 20 years

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The Local Area

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  • Local Area

    Moor Hall is a close distance to Town Green and Aughton Park railway stations, we are a 25 minute drive from Liverpool and 50 minutes from Manchester.
    To find us, leave the M58 at Junction 1 and follow signs for Ormskirk, you will pass St Mary's Church on the right hand side and Moor Hall is 1 mile further down Prescot Road on the right hand side.

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    Aughton is an extensive agricultural and residential parish, adjoining the south & south-west sides of Ormskirk, it is one of the most attractive residential districts in the area with pleasant tree-lined roads. It is well served by shops, schools, boasts three churches with two bell towers and the parish has won county awards for its well-kept village. St Michael’s Parish Church, Grade I listed was built in the 14th century and still has remains dating back to the 12th and 13th century.