The Barn, owned by Ben, was the first-ever winner of Come Dine With Me The Professionals on Channel 4, which showcased Ben’s cheeky and generous personality.
The Grumpy Chef, Ben Franco, invites guests to his “Little Place” in Almondbury, where they can expect a warm welcome and perhaps a complimentary moan.
Open on Friday and Saturday nights, The Barn offers an early doors menu followed by a fabulous main menu later in the evening. The restaurant also hosts themed nights, which are advertised on social media. The Barn is a popular venue for private parties, and the restaurant offers a bespoke “Party Back at Yours” service, providing small and personalised outside catering.
Ben’s experience includes working at prestigious locations such as Cliveden House Hotel in Berkshire, The Regent Hotel in Sydney, Pool Court, and Rascasse in Leeds. He opened his own restaurant, NoSH Almondbury, in 1998, followed by Gringo’s, Cibo, Café Espressoh, and The Little Buddha Bar. In October 2016, he put on his apron and opened The Barn, which has quickly become a beloved local eatery.