Fishmore Hall in Ludlow, Shropshire, has announced the appointment of a new head chef.
The 15-bedroom boutique hotel has welcomed Joe Gould to the position, who joins from Aurora Restaurant in Ipswich, where he was head chef.
Gould also boasts a wealth of experience, in roles such as senior chef de partie with John Campbell at Coworth Park, senior sous chef with Olly Rouse at Lainston House, during which he was awarded ‘Winner of Chaine des Rotisseurs UK Young Chef of the Year 2015’.
He has also worked as junior sous chef at Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa and as London Development Chef at Rhubarb Food Design, developing dishes for venues such as Ascot, the London Eye and the Royal Albert Hall.
He will now head up the 3 AA Rosette Forelles restaurant.
Gould commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Fishmore Hall. Ludlow has an outstanding reputation as a food destination in its own right. This autumn is the hotel’s 10th anniversary and I’m looking forward to creating new menus and dining experiences for our guests to celebrate this landmark.
Laura Penman, owner of Fishmore Hall commented: “We are delighted Joe is joining the team. It’s an exciting time to be joining Fishmore Hall, especially following the investment in the hotel including the SpaShell, which launched just last year. Joe’s wealth of experience is ideal for the creation of exciting menus and unique experiences for our guests.”
In late 2016 Fishmore Hall launched its new SpaShell one of the first in the country complete with two couples’ rooms. Alongside the treatment rooms there is a hot tub, thermal cabin, sauna, steam room, monsoon drench shower and outside hammock.