TV chef Colin McGurran re-opens Lincolnshire pub

By Daniel Woolfson

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Great British Menu winner McGurran: menu to include "British favourites"
Great British Menu winner McGurran: menu to include "British favourites"

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A Great British Menu winning chef has re-opened a Lincolnshire pub that was nearly destroyed by a tidal surge.

Colin McGurran, chef/patron of triple AA rosette-awarded Lincolnshire restaurant Winteringham Fields, purchased the devastated Hope & Anchor, in South Ferriby last year.

McGurran, who won BBC Two's Great British Menu in 2012 and 2014, has given the site a £500k refurbishment. The pub's head chef is Peter Garlick who has worked in several London restaurants and also with McGurran at Winteringham Fields.

Affordable

The new menu at the Hope & Anchor is centred around “British favourites” and includes dishes such as home reared and braised pork belly, potato and chorizo pave and spiced red cabbage; Loch Duart salmon fillet with scampi, seaweed spinach and caper and lime butter and black truffle and wild mushroom macaroni and cheese.

McGurran previously told the PMA: “I just want to be known in the area for setting the standard in what good pub food should be, at an affordable price point.”

A variety of steaks will also be a key feature of the menu, cooked on a Josper grill. The site features a steak-ageing fridge from Italy.

Devastation

The freehold site was closed after it flooded during a tidal surge in December 2013, which has led to McGurran being unable to secure flood insurance for the pub.

But he said whilst another incidence of flooding could not be prevented, he and his team had considered the best ways to minimise any potential damage.

Star training

McGurran trained as a chef at Michelin-starred French restaurant Domaines Haut de Loire before going on to the role of banqueting manager at Abu Dhabi’s Rotana Beach Hotel, taking over Winteringham Fields in 2005.

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