Lords of the Manor, the Michelin-starred country house hotel in the Cotswolds, has appointed Lucknam Park chef Richard Edwards as head chef.
Edwards, who replaces former head chef Matt Weedon, who left at the end of last year, joins after three years at the Michelin-starred Park restaurant at Lucknam Park, where he was sous chef and then head chef.
He previously spent two years at Mallory Court Hotel in Warwickshire and completed stages at the Fat Duck and the Square.
In addition Lords of the Manor has also appointed two new sous chefs to strengthen its brigade. Paul Evans joins after three years at the Michelin-starred Crown at Whitebrook, which closed last month, while Chris Weatherstone comes to the property after five years at the Michelin-starred Simpsons in Birmingham.
Paul Thompson general manager of Lords of the Manor said: "This is an incredibly exciting time for Lords of the Manor as we are now in a position to move the restaurant and our dining experience to new heights. We have made a huge commitment and investment in our kitchen brigade with the view to taking our restaurant to the next level."
Matt Weedon left Lords of the Manor after five years last November to join the 10 in 8 Fine Dining Group. However, he departed from the company after a less than three months to join Fallowfields in Oxfordshire as head chef.