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Meet our new Head Chef, Gavin Roberts

We are delighted to announce that we have recently appointed Gavin Roberts as our new Head Chef.

He heads up an experienced five strong brigade and specialises in seasonal British cuisine using quality locally-sourced ingredients.

Gavin, who is originally from south Wales, has spent 12 years working as a professional chef, most recently as sous chef under David Kelman at Cowley Manor near Cheltenham. Over his career he has worked in several Michelin starred establishments, including Auberge du lac in Hertfordshire and Whatley Manor in Gloucestershire, helping him develop his own individual style inspired by some of the country’s most acclaimed chefs.

Gavin is passionate about produce from the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley as well as growing his own ingredients where possible and hopes to further develop Tudor Farmhouse’s already mature kitchen gardens and the restaurant’s 20-mile menu focusing on local artisan suppliers such as Huntsham Farm beef, Trealy Farm cured meats and Severn & Wye smoked fish.

It’s fair to say I’m obsessed with food and working on the constant evolution of my dishes bringing simple fresh ingredients together to deliver complex flavour.

“The Tudor Farmhouse has already got a first class reputation for food and I’m enjoying injecting new energy as Head Chef and putting my own mark on the menus. We are truly blessed by our location in the heart of the Forest of Dean and on the edge of the Wye Valley with so many incredible local suppliers,” commented Gavin.

We are very excited to have Gavin on board and we are already receiving some brilliant comments for his food.

Working with him and his passion for natural flavour we are really going to take our local food focus to the next level for both our hotel guests and local diners and we are already planning out some exciting new ingredients to be grown in the kitchen garden. We are also delighted that our tasting menu is now back!

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