The Sparkwell pub won a star under its former executive chef Anton Piotrowski in 2015 but lost the accolade in the 2018 edition of the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland, which was released in October 2017.
Masterchef: The Professionals winner Piotrowski announced his resignation from the Treby Arms in March 2017 alongside plans to open a restaurant in Plymouth, called Brown & Bean, with friends Ben McBean and Paul Brown.
However, he now runs Röski Restaurant in Liverpool, which states on its website: “Expect big flavours, big smiles and great service.
“Here you can find a super-relaxed atmosphere in an intimate restaurant, with Masterchef: The Professionals winner Anton Piotrowski and his team behind the stove.”
Diners can choose the tasting menu, which includes a dish named ‘Röski’s gone carrots’ – as seen in Masterchef: The Professionals.
Luke Fearon also joined the pub as head chef in 2017 but stepped down from his role to pursue his own venture in February 2018.
Jamie Stevenson took the pub on in the summer of 2018 but has now shut the pub. Stevenson told Plymouth Live it had been a “tough ride” at the pub and that it needed someone who could spend a lot of time there.
Stevenson told the local newspaper: “There has been a lack of trade. It requires a local person to come and take it over who can be here 24 hours a day.
“We have had some interest for people to take it over, but we will keep it well maintained while it is closed.”
Beautiful village pub
A social media post from the Plymouth pub on 13 January outlined that it has shut down and further details for anyone interested in running the venue.
It read: “Dear all. We are very sad to announce that today (13 January) the Treby Arms closed her doors.
“We are currently speaking with a number of interested parties to take over this beautiful village pub.
“Should you have any enquiries you can still reach us by email firstname.lastname@example.org. We feel strongly that it should be owner-occupied and hope locals will support the future Treby and enable it to keep its doors open and return to being a key feature within the community.
“Sparkwell is a darling place and we would like to thank all those that have supported us so far. We wish you all the best.”