Chef Andrew Sheridan is set to join the Stargazy Inn in Port Isaac, Cornwall, after taking on the boutique site's fine dining restaurant.
Acquired by David Barnard in 2017 and recently closed for significant refurbishment, the nine-bedroom hotel will reopen this month. Sheridan joins from Sosban in south Wales, where he served as executive chef for two years.
He said: "I'm incredibly excited to come to Cornwall and create new menus for Stargazy Inn which will celebrate the wonderful local produce including fish from Port Isaac day boats and lobster from pots in the bay, as well as foraging, fermenting and preserving wild foods."
The site on the Cornish coast contributes to a growing culinary scene in the area, and will operate just across the street from Restaurant Nathan Outlaw. Sheridan's is expected to be a fine dining-led operation with tasting menu and a la carte options available.
Barnard added: "Port Isaac has a thriving gastronomic scene with Restaurant Nathan Outlaw and our sister properties Port Gaverne Hotel and Pilchards café on the beach. We're excited to reopen Stargazy Inn after significant refurbishment of the bar and restaurant to create a new destination restaurant and rooms for North Cornwall."
The launch coincides with Sheridan's second appearance on BBC Two's Great British Menu, following his 2018 debut.Get The Caterer every week on your smartphone, tablet, or even in good old-fashioned hard copy (or all three!).