Sunday Brunch chef Max Halley to take over Salisbury pub

The sandwich expert on Sunday Brunch has bought a pub in Salisbury and plans to open it with a speedboat in the garden.

Max Halley announced today (September 12) on the Channel 4 programme that he has bought The Five Bells on Salt Lane.

Live from London, Max was interviewed over video call by hosts Tim Lovejoy and Miquita Oliver.

He said: “This is the biggest news in my life at the moment – I have bought a boozer in Salisbury and I’m going to put a speedboat in the garden.

“We’re going to have it in the garden and let people have a pint sitting in the speedboat in the pub garden.”

He said the pub will continue to be called The Five Bells, adding: “it is sacrilege to change a pub’s name”.

Max is the resident sandwich and condiment expert on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, and he has appeared as a guest chef on ITV’s This Morning.

He author of ‘Max’s Sandwich Book: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Perfection Between Two Slices of Bread’, writes regularly for the Evening Standard, and has written for the Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Observer, Vice, The Independent, and the i paper, among others.

He opened Max’s Sandwich Shop in Stroud Green, a restaurant dedicated to sandwiches, in 2014.


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