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Lumley Castle hires new head chef from Ramside Hall Hotel

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A new head chef has joined the ranks at Lumley Castle hotel to take the helm of The Knights Restaurant.

Jim Hall joins the 73-bedroom hotel from his role with Ramside Hall Hotel, where he had been for almost three years.

He also boasts experience at the likes of Malmaison in Oxfordshire and Radisson Blu in Jersey.

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Hall joins Lumley Castle’s Knight Restaurant during a period of expansion and investment.

He says: “Having previously worked in big corporate operations, Lumley now presents me with the chance to craft a much more intimate experience. The Knights Restaurant is incredibly unique and the blend of fine dining with brasserie style dishes ensures that guests won’t ever be spoilt for choice.”

General manager of Lumley Castle, Gordon Cartwright said: “With so much investment and refurbishment taking place at the Castle, bringing Jim on board complements our future vision of commercial and creative success as we emerge from the pandemic.”

Lumley Castle Hotel dates back to 1369 and has 73 bedrooms.

A recent addition to the hotel is an Escape Room based on the stories of Lily of Lumley who is supposed to haunt the hotel.

The Knights Restaurant underwent an extensive renovation and relaunched in 2020.

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