Catey winner David Barnard has launched a new venture in Sussex, opening the Fish House hotel and restaurant near Goodwood.
The former proprietor of the Crab and Lobster bistro and the Crab Manor hotel has spent £4m on converting an old pub into a 15-bedroom hotel and 40-seatrestaurant and bar.
Hotel facilities include a garden with secluded hot tubs, each set in a private pagoda, with flat-screen TV and Champagne fridge.
The Fish House restaurant is overseen by head chef Alan Gleeson and serves a fine dining menu with a focus on seafood.
Barnard, who picked up the 2001 Catey for independent marketing campaign, said: "The last eight months has not been without its share of challenges, though it has been thoroughly rewarding to witness the realisation of my vision for the Fish House."
By Kerstin Kühn
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