Angel at Hetton manager Simon Farrimond moves to Seafood Pub Company

By Antonia Hawken

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Angel: Hetton pub was an original gastropub
Angel: Hetton pub was an original gastropub

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The award-winning front of house manager from ‘first’ gastropub the Angel at Hetton has left to join the Seafood Pub Company.

Simon Farrimond won Front of House Manager of the Year in the Publican’s Morning Advertiser’s Top 50 Gastropubs special awards in 2012 while at the North Yorkshire pub. He will be joining four-site Lancashire-based Seafood Pub Company as operations director.

The former deputy general manager of the Rendezvous Hotel at Skipton and head chef at the White Bull in Ribchester gained early hospitality experience in Nice on the French Cote D’azur. For five years he held key positions at restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs in the Thor Pub Group.

Farrimond will be based at the Assheton Arms in Downham and be responsible for the Oyster & Otter at Feniscowles, Blackburn. He will also oversee the ‘soon to open’ Fenwick Arms in the Lune Valley village of Claughton, and the Seafood Pub Company’s newly-acquired fourth gastropub the Farmer’s Arms at Great Eccleston.

Joycelyn Neve, managing director of Seafood Pub Company, said: "Our expansion to four gastro-pubs is an exciting time for us and it’s great to have Simon on board. We share the same standards and goals so he immediately fitted in and it already feels like he’s always been on the team."

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