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Chef Matt Edmonds:

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Farewell to the city: leaving the Gherkin for the Grantley Arms

By Daniel Woolfson

Matt Edmonds recently ditched a high-profile role at Searcys at the Gherkin in the City to become chef-patron of Surrey pub the Grantley Arms, in Wonersh, ahead of its reopening under new management this month. Daniel Woolfson gets the lowdown on Edmonds’...

Great British Menu 2015: the pub contenders

GREAT BRITISH MENU

Great British Menu 2015: the pub contenders

By Fred A'Court

This year’s BBC2 Great British Menu is approaching and with past winners including Emily Watkins of the Kingham Plough, Oxfordshire, James Durrant of the Plough Inn, Longparish and Tom Kerridge of the Hand & Flowers, it’s a veritable proving ground...

Ashton plans to implement menu of

New head chef for Columbo Group site

By Daniel Woolfson

Columbo Group pub Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green has appointed a new head chef to oversee the site’s food offer.

Chef turned landlord: Castle Inn licensee, John McManus

Business Focus: The Castle Inn, Chiddingstone, Kent

By Lesley Foottit

John McManus of the Castle Inn, Chiddingstone, Kent, knew he was going to be a chef from the age of 13. Having worked with some of the biggest names in the restaurant business, he tells Lesley Foottit how he turned his hand to running a pub

Chandler: executive chef for Miller's

Miller's Collection appoints exec chef

By Lesley Foottit

Home counties pub company Miller's Collection has appointed an executive chef to oversee the food offer at its three pubs. Kevin Chandler, currently...

Fullers chef's winning dish

Hampshire reveals finest

By Jo Bruce

The head chef of Fuller's pub the Pilgrim Inn, Marchwood, has won a competition to find the Hampshire Dish of the Year. Aaron Pace beat three other...

Bar dishes winner

Bar dishes winner

Michael Ward, head chef, the Highwayman, Burrow, Kirkby Lonsdale, Lancashire, 01524 273338 www.highwaymaninn.co.uk Tenure: The second pub from Nigel...

Openings

Openings

Duke of Sussex 75 South Parade, Chiswick, London W4 5LF 0208 742 8801 Who: After eight years as head chef at St John's, in Archway, Chris Payne has...

My awesome foursome

My awesome foursome

Dan Newman is the head chef at the Bull and Butcher in Turville, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire. He tells PubChef the four things he couldn't do...

Ways and means

Ways and means

By Fiona McLelland

Pubs all round the country are using simple - but effective - methods to generate extra income. Fiona McLelland looks at some of the ideas that could...

St Merryn workers with their awards ooutside the Carlyon Bay Hotel

Tricks of the trade

How do you use beer as an ingredient? David Edwards, head chef, Three Fishes, Mitton, Lancs. "For our steak and kidney pudding, we use Bowland...