The owners of Rothay Manor in Ambleside have announced the appointment of a new head chef, ahead of a period of refurbishment at the Lake District boutique in January 2018.
Jamie and Jenna Shail have welcomed Dan McGeorge to head up the hotel’s 2 AA rosette restaurant.
He will bring a ‘fresh perspective’ to the property’s fine-dining menu, with experience at the likes of The Bath Priory, and the Lawn’s Restaurant at the four-star Thornton Hall Hotel.
Now in his new role, he will be responsible for developing and maintaining standards at the hotel and helping the Shails in their ambitions to evolve.
Jenna Shail, co-owner of Rothay Manor added: “He’s very unassuming. He’s the antithesis of the chefs that we see on out TV screens. A humble man with exacting standards, which we are delighted about.”
Country house 19-bedroom hotel Rothay Manor will be going through a short refurbishment in January 2018 and will reopen within the month.
Located in Ambleside beside Lake Windermere, the building was converted into a hotel in 1936 and many of the original Regency features are still in place today.