The Manor House in Castle Combe, Wiltshire has announced the appointment of new executive chef Robert Potter.
The luxury five-star hotel, part of the Exclusive Hotels and Venues group, has hired Potter from his position at Lucknam Park, where he led the team at the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, The Park under the guidance of executive chef Hywel Jones.
Prior to this, Potter was head chef at the Michelin-starred gastropub, The Royal Oak Paley Street under Dominic Chapman and before his sous chef at Lucknam Park.
Potter will officially join The Manor House in February 2016 following a six-week refurbishment of the kitchen starting in the new year.
Speaking of his new appointment, Potter commented; ‘’I’m delighted to be joining The Manor House and to be a part of Exclusive Hotels and Venues, a group I have long admired for its culinary excellence and ethos of great food being central to the overall guest experience. The Bybrook restaurant at Manor House has a fantastic culinary reputation, with its rearing of pigs, chickens, quails and ducks onsite as well as access to a well-stocked kitchen garden, so to be given the opportunity to make my mark on the dining experience at this iconic country house hotel is something I’m really proud of and excited by.”
Stephen Browning, general manager of The Manor House added: “We are thrilled to be welcoming Robert Potter to The Manor House. Robert is an extremely talented chef with an expert touch and a visionary eye, coupled with outstanding knowledge of the local area and an understanding of what diners at The Manor House expect, so we’re looking forward to our dining offering taking on a new path under his leadership and direction.”
The Manor House is a 14th century country house hotel located in Castle Combe on the edge of Bath, consisting of 48 bedrooms, private function rooms and an 18-hour golf course.