Great British Menu Chef to launch Cornwall pub

A familiar face from Great British Menu is set to open a new pub this summer based in South East Cornwall.
Emily Watkins, Chef Proprietor of the Kingham Plough in Oxfordshire, is set to join forces on the project with Tremayne Carew Pole, publisher of the A Hedonist’s Guide To… series.
Set to open on 14th July after an extensive renovation, the new pub will be called The Carew Arms and promises to serve quality field to fork cooking.
Watkins will take on the title of Consultant Chef, while the Head Chef job will go to Jack Clayton, former Head Chef at the Gurnard’s Head in West Cornwall.
The winner of the South West heat of the BBC’s Great British Menu in 2014, Watkins was a judge in last year’s edition and is an alumna of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck in Bray.
The new pub will serve seasonal dishes using local produce, while part of the building will be used as a hybrid farm with a community shop and café area.
Elsewhere, Coworth Park has named a former Roux scholar as its new Executive Chef.
Taking control of the kitchen at the five AA star hotel will be Adam Smith, who will be tasked with leading Restaurant Coworth Park and its banqueting rooms, casual dining outlets and bar.
His career has included a nine year term at the Ritz London where he held various Chefs jobs including being Executive Sous Chef and Second Commis, while he was most recently Executive Chef at the Devonshire Arms in Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire, where he earned four AA rosettes.
Smith will replace Simon Whitley, who stepped down from the Berkshire hotel early this year to take on a new senior catering job as the Director of Food and Beverage at the Devonshire Club.
By Owen Mckeon
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