Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens in Rotherwick, Hampshire, has appointed a new executive head chef who took his previous hotel from two AA Rosettes to three.
Michael Lloyd has joined the luxury countryside hotel to lead a team of 16 chefs and three apprentices working across the hotel’s two AA Rosette Oak Room Restaurant, lounge dining, room, and conference and banqueting service.
In the two and a half years he spent at his previous hotel, the Compleat Angler in Marlow, Lloyd achieved an additional AA Rosette with a focus on the training and development of a young brigade.
Lloyd has already begun work to update evening a la carte and lunch menus at Tylney Hall and is now turning his attention to the hotel’s signature afternoon teas.
Speaking after his appointment, Lloyd said: “I felt like I had achieved all that I could at the Compleat Angler and was ready for a new challenge, so when the opportunity arose to join the team at Tylney Hall I jumped at the chance.
“I’ve always liked working in country house hotels and places with history and Tylney Hall is the perfect new challenge for me.”
Part of the Elite Hotel Group, Tylney Hall Hotel is a Grade II listed building with 112 bedrooms and 66 acres of parklands and gardens.
The general manager of Tylney Hall, Sam Aziz, added: “I’m delighted to welcome Michael to the team at Tylney Hall and I am very excited to see how he will enhance our F&B offering across the board.
“The hotel celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and it is the perfect time for us to look at how we can continue to improve our service, quality and customer experience. With Michael leading the team in the kitchen, we can ensure all of our guests enjoy first-class dining that will further enhance the traditional luxury experience we are already known and loved for.”