Neighbourhood restaurant Colleen’s in Ramsbottom shuts down in blow for picturesque town

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 5th July 2024

Colleen’s, a charming family-run restaurant in Ramsbottom, has closed down with immediate effect.

The British Bridge Street restaurant was well-loved locally for its huge Sunday roasts and all-day menu filled with produce from around the North West.

But despite being such a staple on the main drag of this picturesque town, Colleen’s – named after the owner’s late grandmother – has confirmed that it’s had to close its doors.

In a statement shared online and signed by husband-and-wife team Thomas and Ellen Morgan, they wrote that the business ‘is just not sustainable for us anymore’, thanks to rising costs and a lack of government support.

The statement shared by Colleen’s also said they are ‘immensely proud to be able to achieve what we set out to do’.


They wrote: “We have sadly made the decision to close the doors to Colleens permanently. Our last day of trading was Sunday.

“This wasn’t an easy decision to come to and we could blame numerous things that have amounted to this decision. The cost of living crisis/lack of government support/increase in costs across our whole operation but simply put its just not sustainable for us anymore.


“Despite this and the struggles we have faced since opening we are immensely proud to be able to achieve what we set out to do. Providing a great work environment, championing local suppliers and serving great food & drinks.

“We have hosted Birthdays, Anniversaries, Baby Showers & Weddings (even our own!) as well as many other special events that we will forever remember and be thankfull that people put their trust in us to celebrate those milestones.

“We couldn’t have done any of this over the past few years without our incredibly hard working team & some wonderful customers who we are incredibly grateful for!


“Hopefully we will get to serve you again somewhere one day. Tom & Ellen xx”

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