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Tom Hine appointed new head chef at Coast Restaurant

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The Seren Collection has announced the appointment of new head chef Tom Hine to take the helm of Coast Restaurant in Saundersfoot as of this October.

The group, which includes boutique hotel Grove of Narberth alongside Coast and Beach House in the Gower Peninsular, will welcome Hine to the role following the departure of current head chef Will Holland who will serve his last supper on October 1.

Hine’s arrival comes as further investment is planned for the restaurant in the autumn and winter and he joins from his role as executive chef at Lympstone Manor.

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He started his career as a kitchen porter at Rick Stein’s restaurant in Padstow and then joined Paul Ainsworth nearby as chef de partie at Number 6. Since then he has worked at the likes of Bath Priory and Gidleigh Park under the mentorship of Michael Caines.

Managing director of The Seren Collection, Neil Kedward said: “It’s been an interesting few months finding Will’s successor and we have interviewed some great chefs.  When we met Tom, his pedigree and love for seafood meant that he instantly felt like the perfect fit. His food is simply outstanding as you will find out, and so we are thrilled to give this emerging young chef the platform to step out on his own. He is also a big personality and we know that everybody will take to him as much as we obviously have.”

Future head chef at Coast, Tom Hines said: “Coming from Cornwall, this opportunity is a great place to begin a new chapter for myself by the sea.  I feel excited to have been offered this outstanding role and am looking forward to working with Neil and Zoe to deliver an exciting seafood restaurant for Pembrokeshire.”

It was revealed in June that Will Holland is leaving in October to join The Atlantic Hotel in Jersey.

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