There are some exciting new changes afoot at the award-winning Methuen Arms in Corsham. Leigh Evans, Head Chef and General Manager, left at the end of August heralding the arrival of new Head Chef Kevin Chandler and General Manager Hannah Liquorish.
Kevin brings with him a wealth of culinary experience having worked with some of the industry’s most respected chefs. He joins The Methuen Arms, on Leigh’s recommendation, from Rick Stein in Marlborough and previously The Pear Tree, Whitley. He trained with the acclaimed Galvin brothers at Galvin Bistrot de Luxe and worked at London’s Maze Gordon Ramsay and Petrus (now Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley).
Kevin Chandler, Head Chef, Methuen Arms said, “I’m incredibly excited to be joining the team at The Methuen Arms. I’m a chef who is very much led by passion and I just love to cook. Our guests will be at the heart of everything we do – they can expect the same amazing quality, synonymous with The Methuen Arms, but with a few new show stoppers along the way.”
“I take inspiration from the incredible local produce we’re lucky to have access to so whether it’s a comforting Sunday lunch or the very best fish and chips you’ve ever had, each dish will be a celebration of that produce, locally grown or sourced from our very own allotment outside the kitchen window.”
Hannah Liquorish will be joining The Methuen Arms team as General Manager. With a wealth of experience and fresh ideas Hannah will be bringing along her hands-on management style. Hannah said, “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and getting to know all the locals I’ve heard such a lot about. The Methuen Arms has a great reputation for warm, quality hospitality and that’s what I’m all about. These are exciting times for the whole team and I can’t wait to play my part.”
Jayson Perfect, Group Managing Director Pubs & Inns, Liberation Group added, “This is an exciting time for The Methuen Arms. Bringing in a new dedicated Head Chef allows us to really focus on taking our food offering to the next level. Kevin has a fantastic background and we are all really looking forward to him making his mark at The Methuen.
“Steph, our Assistant Manager, and the rest of the front of house team have all really stepped up recently and we wanted to bring Hannah on board as General Manager to offer some leadership and expertise to make sure we continue to put our customers first in all of our thinking.”
Pictured above: Methuen Arm’s Head Chef Kevin Chandler and General Manager Hannah Liquorish.