Adnams appoints new executive head chef at The Swan ahead of new restaurant opening

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Adnams has appointed Ross Bott as executive head chef at The Swan in Southwold, following a major investment to transform the hotel into a top new eating and drinking destination in the area.

Bott joins from his most recent role working alongside renowned chef Atul Kochhar as his head chef, helping him to establish his new Hawkyns Restaurant & Bar in Amersham earlier this year.

This follows a career that began at the three Michelin Star restaurant La Tante Claire, under French chef Pierre Koffmann. He also boasts experience at Paris House in Milton Keynes, Danesfield House and the Macdonald Compleat Angler.

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Now in his new position at The Swan, Bott will over the hotel’s two new restaurants, The Still Room and The Tap Room, which will open on October 12.

The Still Room will offer three tasting menus, while The Tap Room offers a more relaxed dining experience.

Ross Bott comments: “I’m really excited to get started at The Swan and be part of such an ambitious project to create the best hotel and restaurant in the area. The Still Room and The Tap Room will each offer something different but at the heart of both will be a commitment to providing the best food and drink experience possible.”

Lyndon Barrett-Scott, general manager at The Swan, says: “The Swan will provide impeccable service that gives visitors a truly memorable stay and having Ross on board ensures this experience extends into the dining room and onto the plate.”

The Swan Hotel is coming toward the end of a major investment from Adnams, which will transform it into one of the region’s finest hotels and restaurants.


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