Great British Menu regional winner Emily Watkins (pictured) and Tremayne Carew Pole, publisher of A Hedonist's Guide To… are joining forces to launch a foodie destination pub in a sleepy corner of south east Cornwall this summer.
The Carew Arms in Antony, near Torpoint, formerly the Ring O'Bells, is undergoing extensive renovation, and will reopen in mid-July offering affordable field to fork cooking.
Carew Pole commented: "We want to create a must-visit foodie destination twinned with authenticity. We want to cater for the village community, but also to bring gastronomic devotees in from far and wide. We understand that keeping the price point affordable is key to this and I'm personally so excited about bringing a chef of Emily's stature to this forgotten corner of Cornwall."
Watkins, who is chef-proprietor of the Kingham Plough in Oxfordshire and an alumna of Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck in Bray, will act as consultant chef. The 2014 winner of the south west heat on BBC2's Great British Menu will work closely with head chef Jack Clayton to offer seasonal dishes using locally sourced ingredients, some of which will be reared and grown on the nearby Antony Estate. Clayton was previously head chef at the Gurnard's Head in West Cornwall.
Part of the building will be used as a hybrid farm and community shop, including a café space. The pub will also offer a private dining room for parties and events.
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