Lake District’s Rothay Manor welcomes new head chef ahead of new year refresh

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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.

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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.

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