Stosie Madi and Kathy Smith have transformed a failing pub into a gastronomic destination that combines Middle Eastern and modern British influences. Amanda Afiya reports
With breathtakingly beautiful views of the Trough of Bowland, the Parkers Arms, which has been owned by chef-patron Stosie Madi and her business partner Kathy Smith for 11 years, is situated in the heart of the tiny village of Newton-in-Bowland.
The pair, who have worked together for some 25 years, took over the property a few years after launching their first restaurant in the UK, Weezos in nearby Clitheroe, which followed hot on the heels of restaurants they had operated in the Gambia where Senegal-born Madi had been brought up.
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