Michelin-starred chef duo to revamp Cumbrian inn

Husband and wife chef duo Jake and Cassie White are set to shake up Cumbria’s dining scene with the launch of Pentonbridge Inn.

The chefs are stepping over from two Michelin-starred restaurant, The Berkeley in London, where they were head chef (Jake) and pastry chef (Cassie).

The couple will transform the nine-bed site from its previous incarnation, the Bridge Inn, into a pub with rooms, located 17 miles north of Carlisle.

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Located in the small Cumbrian hamlet of Penton, the Pentonbridge Inn will open officially following the refurbishment project in September this year.

The nine bedrooms are split between the main building and the adjacent converted barn.

The inn also offers a main dining room with 45 covers, a separate pub area and conservatory. Guests visiting the dining room can choose from a selection of two tasting menus of five or seven courses.

The interiors have been designed by leading restaurant designers BusbyWebb and looks to reflect the Cumbrian landscape using materials such as timber, slate and stone.

Jake White said: “We are beyond delighted to be opening Pentonbridge Inn.  We’ve loved our time at the heart of London’s culinary scene but this opportunity to create something truly special is an opportunity we’ve leapt at.  For me this is a return to my native north of England and the chance to add something unique to an internationally renowned food destination.  Pentonbridge Inn will be a real showcase of the passion we feel for the food of the area and something we’re sure will be enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike.”






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