Tom Aspey has been promoted to the position of executive general manager at The Fish and Foxhill Manor in a newly-created role at the Farncombe Estate.
Aspey will expand on his current position as general manager of The Fish, the Estate’s 63-bedroom boutique hotel, to now also oversee the eight-bedroom private house hotel, Foxhill Manor.
Farncombe Estate in Broadway, Cotswolds, also includes Dormy House Hotel.
Aspey joined the Farncombe Estate in 2015 as general manager of both Dormy House and Foxhill Manor.
In August 2018 he moved to The Fish to oversee the hotel’s successful re-launch following the addition of newly created accommodation offerings and a new restaurant.
Prior to Dormy House Aspey worked for the Soho House Group. He spent two years at Café Boheme & Boheme Kitchen & Bar followed by a role at Highroad House in Chiswick where he was responsible for the 14 bedrooms, members club, events space and European brasserie.
In 2013 he was appointed general manager of Dean Street Town House.
Aspey has also worked for the Savoy Group, Lygon Arms in Broadway and Axis restaurant at No.1 The Aldwych.
At Foxhill Manor Hannah Roberts has been promoted to operations manager running the day-to-day, reporting directly to Aspey.
Commenting on the announcement, Farncombe’s CEO Andrew Grahame said: “This has been a significant year for Farncombe in consolidating our current offering. We have seen the estate reach record revenue targets driven by high occupancy levels and have ideas and plans in place for new ways to develop the estate.
He adds: “Tom is an integral part of the Farncombe family and I am delighted with this new appointment. As a highly accomplished hotelier I know he will continue to enhance and develop the standards, service and experiences we offer to our guests and ensure that both Foxhill Manor and The Fish continue to set the standards for country house hotels in the UK.”
Tom Aspey said:“I am delighted and honoured with this new role and to be taking over as general manager of Foxhill Manor as well as continuing my work with the team at The Fish. I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges ahead.”
In other news at The Fish, the hotel’s former executive chef Jon Ingram has been appointed culinary expert for the Farncombe Estate overseeing and supporting the culinary teams.
David Hall has joined as head chef of The Fish Hotel, having worked at several notable local restaurants including The Ebrington Arms and The Churchill Arms.
Both Jon and David report directly to Farncombe’s culinary director, Martin Burge.