It's all change at the newly named George Hotel & Beach Club in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, where one-time Michelin-starred chef Robert Thompson has returned to create a more accessible and relaxed food offer. Fiona Sims reports
From the street, it looks like nothing much has changed at the George hotel in Yarmouth. But view the hotel from the Lymington to Yarmouth ferry and changes are clearly afoot.
The lawn has been transformed into an Italian-style formal garden, with mature olive trees, box hedges, urns and ferns. The garden bar has had a makeover, and construction is under way for an outside kitchen, which will sport a new grill and pizza oven. This is an outside dining area that means business.
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