The Wild Rabbit to shake up kitchen operation in 2018 with two new chef appointments

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2018 will mark an exciting new period of change in the kitchen at The Wild Rabbit in Kingham in the Cotswolds.

The award-winning Cotswold pub with 12 bedrooms will welcome Michelin-star chef Alyn Williams and Nathan Eaders in May and January next year respectively.

Williams will join as chef patron and will work closely with owner Carole Bamford to take The Wild Rabbit forward and ‘form an ongoing alliance’ for the future.

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He will be based in the Cotswolds day to day, but his restaurant, Alyn Williams at The Westbury, which opened in November 2011, will continue to run as normal.

He says: “The Wild Rabbit’s location in the Cotswolds, surrounded by the Daylesford estate, means that we have access to some of the finest locally sourced ingredients in the country. My ethos is symbiotic with our surroundings, and I am looking forward to working closely with everyone at Daylesford, from the farm to the bakery, to produce great dining experiences for our guests.”

Eades will join earlier in January 2018 as head chef. He was previously head chef at the Michelin-starred Simpsons Restaurant after stints at Fishmore Hall in Ludlow and Wedgewood hotel in Vancouver.

He comments: “I am extremely excited about moving to Kingham and to building on the foundations of the past as well as bringing in my own perspective and style. I’m looking forward to being part of a team that pursues excellence, and to continuing the tradition of fantastic food at The Wild Rabbit.”

The pair will replace executive chef Tim Allen, who departed the property earlier this year.

Owner Carole Bamford is looking forward to welcoming both Alyn and Nathan to the Cotswolds. “I am very proud that the The Wild Rabbit has always attracted food lovers from afar whilst looking after our locals, and I know our two new chefs will be an exciting next chapter for the pub”.

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