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Peter Howarth Recruited as Head Chef of The Samling

We are delighted to announce the recruitment of Peter Howarth as Head Chef of The Samling. Peter joins our Michelin Star restaurant from his previous role as Head Chef at the two Michelin Starred Gidleigh Park in Devon.

Peter has had an illustrious career working in some of the best restaurants in the UK including a role as the Head Chef at the 2 Michelin Starred The Latymer Restaurant at the Pennyhill Park Hotel and former roles at the Devonshire Arms Hotel at Bolton Abbey and Winteringham Fields in North Lincolnshire.

Peter believes that The Samling offers a huge and exciting opportunity “Gidleigh is such a beautiful property and I have very much enjoyed my time there but as soon as I saw The Samling it got under my skin. Jobs like this don’t come up and I am so thankful for this opportunity. I can’t wait to get settled into this beautiful part of the UK and behind that brand new stove.”

Our General Manager Alasdair Elwick believes that the appointment of Peter is key to a successful future for the hotel.

“We are delighted to have recruited one of the UK’s best chefs. Peter brings a wealth of experience and talent to the role. When you combine this appointment with the major redevelopment and refurbishment that has been undertaken at the hotel it shows what an exciting future the hotel has ahead.”

This year the hotel has undergone both a major redevelopment and refurbishment. Alongside 12 newly refurbished bedrooms sits a new glass 48-cover restaurant with stunning views over Lake Windermere. The newly developed restaurant also includes a brand-new kitchen, enhanced wine cellar and Chef’s Table for intimate dining and special occasions.

Peter will join the hotel in October.

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