The Manor House, an Exclusive Hotel & Golf Club in Castle Combe, near Bath, has appointed Robert Potter as its new executive chef.
Potter joins the Manor House from Lucknam Park where he has led the team at the Michelin-starred the Park restaurant for the last three years under the guidance of executive chef Hywel Jones.
Potter replaces Richard Davies who announced last month that he would be leaving after more than eight years.
Prior to his current head chef role at the Park, Potter was head chef at Michelin-starred gastropub the Royal Oak Paley Street in Berkshire under Dominic Chapman and prior to that, sous chef at Lucknam Park.
He will take up his position at the Manor House in February 2016 following a six-week refurbishment of the kitchen starting in the new year.
Potter said: "The Bybrook restaurant at Manor House has a fantastic culinary reputation, with its rearing of pigs, chickens, quails and ducks on site as well as access to a well-stocked kitchen garden, so to be given the opportunity to make my mark on the dining experience at this iconic country house hotel is something I'm really proud of and excited by."
Stephen Browning, general manager of the Manor House, added: "We are thrilled to be welcoming Robert Potter to the Manor House. Robert is an extremely talented chef with an expert touch and a visionary eye, coupled with outstanding knowledge of the local area and an understanding of what diners at the Manor House expect, so we're looking forward to our dining offering taking on a new path under his leadership and direction."
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