Poets House relaunches under new ownership and appoints top head chef

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After going into administration in July 2015, Poets House in Ely, Cambridgeshire is back firing on all cylinders under new ownership, as a top head chef joins the operation.

The 21-bedroom boutique hotel, previously owned and operated by The House Collection, was bought by Roger Hancox, who owns two hotels in Wales – Llangoed Hall in Llyswen and the Swan at Hay, as well as Sudbury House in Faringdon, Oxfordshire, in July this year and has now appointed Daniel Perjesi as head chef to oversee all F&B operations.

After starting his career in London, Perjesi joins Poets House from the 2 AA Rosette The Crown in Woodbridge where he was head chef, and prior to that he was head chef at the 2 AA Rosette The Gallivant Hotel in Rye.

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As part of his new position, he will oversee Poets House’s 40-cover The Dining Room restaurant and The Study bar, which offers lunch and afternoon tea.

Perjesi will unveil new menus this winter focusing on both traditional and modern British dishes. He is a fan of seasonal produce so will look to work with local suppliers.

Poets House originally consists of three Grade-II-listed properties of the early 1900s and was the home of a renowned local author.

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