New head chef joins 2 AA Rosette Cotswolds’ boutique after ambitious owners take over
A new head chef has joined The Cottage in the Wood in Malvern Wells following its takeover by new owners, Nick and Julia Davies.
The hotel, which originally opened as a tea room in 1919, was bought by Davies last summer who unveiled in November plans to give the property a major £2.5m refurbishment.
Now with the work due to start in January 2017, Mark Redwood has been brought on board as head chef to take the helm in the hotel’s 2 AA Rosette restaurant.
Redwood was previously the head chef at the former ferry pub and now fish restaurant the Old Passage in Arlingham, Gloucestershire for 10 years where he gained 2 AA Rosettes for his food.
He also boasts a wealth of experience including stints at Sir Christopher Wren’s House in Windsor, plus three years as head chef at the Painswick Hotel in Gloucester.
The hotel’s 1919 restaurant will be closed for refurbishment in January, while Redwood will be out with his four other chefs meeting local suppliers to find the best produce.
Speaking to Evesham Journal, Redwood said: “With Nick and Julia’s plans for the refurbishment of the restaurant, this is an incredibly exciting time to be joining the team at The Cottage in the Wood and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and creating menus that will match the modern and vibrant new 1919 Restaurant.
“I want to help put The Cottage in the Wood on the map as a real foodie destination. The restaurant will have a relaxed atmosphere and be welcoming to all, focused on local produce and ingredients with amazing flavours.”