Peter de Savary brings in new GM and head chef at Surrey pub with rooms


Peter and Lana de Savary have appointed a new general manager and head chef for the Merry Harriers, their pub with rooms in the Surrey Hills.

Jake Andreou joins as GM with a wealth of experience, having graduated from the De Vere Hotels training programme and from there moved on to Macdonald Hotels, followed by a number of years at LHMUK Hotels.

David Totterdall has been appointed head chef having held several chef and restaurant manager positions within hotels, banqueting halls and independent restaurants.

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They will now implement ambitions plans for the inn and restaurant, including a seasonally-changing menu and new overnight activity packages to broaden the hotel’s appeal for high-end groups.

Danielle and Sam Montgomery-Page, who have managed the Merry Harriers since the de Savarys took ownership in 2017, will now be moving on as a result of the changes.

Since the acquisition, the de Savarys have invested significantly in upgrading the Merry Harriers, including a full refurbishment of the inn and garden rooms to the creation of four traditional inn bedrooms, and most recently, the addition of five luxury Shepherds Huts in spring 2019.

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