2018 Welcomes Chris Simpson to Gidleigh Park


As Head Chef at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw for seven years, which has held two Michelin stars since 2011, Chris enjoys a reputation for outstanding cooking with the very best of local ingredients.

Chris focuses his dishes on the best seasonal ingredients combined with a deep-rooted classical cooking style and a modern interpretation. He enjoys experimenting with ingredients, exploring how to bring out the best in them and building flavour combinations, and one ingredient can be the inspiration for an entire dish.

Chris's à la carte and tasting menus are carefully crafted without pretension, and his food is defined by the absolute freshness and seasonality of ingredients alongside true clarity of flavour.


Chris said:

"It’s a privilege to have been offered the opportunity to take up the reins at Gidleigh Park, somewhere I’ve admired since I very first started cooking.  I’m delighted to be staying in the south west, to be able to continue to work with all the great local produce and suppliers in our region."

View Chris Simpson's menus at Gidleigh Park

Introducing Pie & Brew

Craft beers, music and good times!

Serving epic pies and awesome sides, the newly launched Pie & Brew in Glasgow is fast becoming one of the city’s most popular watering holes, and the place to head to discover the best craft on draught, some of the city’s most exciting live music sets, and, of course, a menu of delicious handmade pies!

Located in a brand new space below ABode Glasgow at 129 Bath Street, a wide range of craft beers is available alongside a selection of pies all handmade by resident pie-masters and served with traditional neeps and gravy! (We dare you to tackle the oozing mac and cheese crumble pie or a pie board - three 'mini' pies...)

Music nights features live bands and acoustic sets from the best up-and-coming Glaswegian acts. Come on down and let the good times roll... 



Find out more at www.pieandbrew.co.uk

Andrew Brownsword Hotels awarded AA Hotel Group of the Year 2017/18

Andrew Brownsword Hotels was last night (September 25th) named AA Hotel Group of the Year 2017-18 at the AA Hospitality Awards. Awarded in recognition of the hotel group that has achieved the very highest standards across service, food and accommodation throughout all its properties, the award was collected by owners Andrew and Christina Brownsword at a glittering ceremony with over 1200 guests at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

Andrew Brownsword said, “In creating our collection, we chose to acquire each property on the basis that we not only love the location, but also have a real desire to provide the highest of standards in comfort and care.  Our dedicated teams care about the service they give, proven time and again when our guests return, and this award is fantastic recognition for all their efforts, for which I warmly thank and congratulate them”.   

Stephanie Hocking, CEO, congratulated the team, “This is such a prestigious award and I’m delighted for the Brownsword family and every single one of our incredibly hard working and professional team across every part of our business.  We have a fantastic portfolio of hotels, incredibly supportive and passionate owners, and a team across all of our properties of which we are immensely proud”.

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The AA states the Hotel Group of the Year Award is 'A hugely prestigious award presented in recognition of the hotel group that has a proven track record of striving to ensure the very best levels of service, food and accommodation across the range of properties.  Attention to detail is imperative and a committed and structured approach to future development is essential'.  Now in its 20th year, the glittering awards ceremony at the Grosvenor House hotel celebrates England’s top hotels, restaurants and pubs, and the people behind them. 

Find out more on the AA website.