LYMPSTONE MANOR TO OPEN IN SPRING 2017 - CHEF MICHAEL CAINES LAUNCHES LUXURY COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL IN EAST DEVON
November 2016…/ Michael Caines, one of Britain’s most celebrated and best known chefs, is set to open the luxury country retreat Lympstone Manor in Devon in spring 2017. Located on the southern edge of Lympstone village, between Exeter and Exmouth, the Grade II listed Georgian mansion is set in 28 acres with unrivalled views overlooking the Exe Estuary. In the process of being fully restored and renovated by Michael and his team of talented architectural and interior design specialists, the former private home will be transformed into a 21 bedroom hotel featuring contemporary interiors that still retain a sense of place and a 60-seat fine dining restaurant.
“The opening of Lympstone Manor is the realisation of a dream,” says the two-Michelin star chef, who is from nearby Exeter. “Everything that I have achieved in my long career has brought me to this point where I can fully express my vision of contemporary country house hospitality for the 21st century. I can’t wait to welcome old and new friends to my new home!”
Exceptional cuisine and wine
With Michael at the helm of Lympstone Manor, it is no surprise that exceptional cuisine and wine will lie at the heart of the experience. After achieving two-Michelin stars and then holding them for 18 consecutive years, Michael has built his reputation on a visionary style of cuisine that celebrates the seasonal bounty of Devon and the southwest. Having taken a year out to develop Lympstone Manor Michael has had time to work on some new dishes and concepts as well as looking forward to recreating his signature dishes with local and seasonal ingredients. Three beautiful dining rooms overlooking the Exe Estuary, each with their own decor and identity — Haldon, Mamhead, and Powderham — are stunning venues to experience Michael’s exciting cuisine.
With plans to plant a vineyard on the slope leading down to the Exe estuary, the appreciation of wines including local wines from Devon and the UK as well as the finest from around the world — is a central element to the Lympstone Manor experience. Wine is very much a shared passion for both Michael and co-director Steve Edwards who has developed an impressive wine list for the hotel. There are two basement cellars as well as a wine tasting and dispense room opposite Lympstone Manor’s three dining rooms located on the ground floor. The tasting room will be used to house wine storage cabinets alongside a bank of Wine Emotion dispense machines for the service of wines by the glass as well as a sommeliers table where small groups can enjoy a bespoke wine tasting experience.
Once a private home, the grounds of the hotel, which skirt the edge of the estuary, are being developed into a landscape that puts the house at the heart of the estate with terraces and planting that matches the splendour of the setting, allowing guests to enjoy the magnificent view of the Exe Estuary.
Interiors and Design
Interiors at Lympstone Manor have been created by Meraki, a dynamic design duo whose sophisticated interiors bring warmth and character to the property. The brief for Meraki was to create a sense of escapism while reflecting the poetic beauty of the Devon countryside and keeping the aesthetic contemporary.
Guestrooms and Living Areas
The stylish guestrooms at Lympstone Manor are all named after birds that live in and around the estuary, making each room individual with a true sense of place. Every room reflects its namesake, from the blue jewel tones used in The Kingfisher room to elegant soft grey textures found in The Heron suite. The Heron is one of two luxurious Superior Estuary Suites complete with two side by side bath tubs and a spacious lounge allowing the guest to take full advantage of the views out over the estuary. Many of the guestrooms at Lympstone Manor come with their own terraces or balconies to maximize on the hotel’s superb vistas. Three Grand Estuary Suites and three ground floor Master Estuary Suites have the added luxury touch of an outdoor fire table and soak tub, perfect to luxuriate in all year round.
The polished interiors of the guestrooms are mirrored in the public areas on the ground floor. The lounge has a light and airy feel with soft beige and cream details and floor to ceiling French windows opening onto the garden and that spectacular view. The walls are adorned with nautical maps which reference the areas strategic vantage point for trade and exploration during the medieval times. Complementing the cream tones of the lounge is the hotel’s uniquely designed copper bar, found at the end of the room. Here, guests can enjoy the hotel’s signature cocktails or one of the hotel’s many wines by the glass.
Local Area and Things to Do
In addition to enjoying the exquisite fine dining at Lympstone Manor, the property is able to arrange wine tasting and vineyard visits for guests wanting to know more about local wine. For those looking for a leisurely stroll, the ‘Lady’s Walk’, created in 1760 when the property was in its main development as a private home, is a 30 minute circular route along the boundary of the hotel, taking in the shingle of the estuary. The Exe Estuary is an SSSI – a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest – due to being a haven for birds with nearly 20,000 wading birds and wildfowl found in the area. For guests wanting to discover the area, bicycles are available from the hotel free of charge to discover The Exe Estuary Trail that runs past the bottom of the hotel grounds, connecting Exmouth with Lympstone, Topsham and Exeter. Also nearby is the Jurassic Coast, a 95 mile long World Heritage site that celebrates 185 million years of earth’s pre-history and history. Exeter is a great choice for a day out with the Cathedral, Woollen Trail and Underground Passages to explore or nearby Powderham Castle, built in 1391 and now in its 28th generation.
MICHAEL CAINES ALSO ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENTS AT LYMPSTONE MANOR, DEVON
Scott Andrews joins as General Manager and Tom Hine as Group Executive Chef. Michael Caines MBE is pleased to announce new appointments to the team at Lympstone Manor, his exciting new venture launching in Devon in spring 2017. Joining as General Manager is Scott Andrews, while Tom Hine joins as the Group Executive Chef. Speaking about the new appointments, Michael Caines says ‘I am delighted to welcome Scott Andrews and Tom Hine to this exciting new venture, and to help lead the team at Lympstone Manor. They both bring a great depth of experience and knowledge from the hospitality industry, and I know that they will be key in providing the ultimate luxury country house experience to the future guests of Lympstone Manor. Their passion and enthusiasm for the project is fantastic, and I trust that guests will love both the personal service that Scott brings and the innovative dishes that Tom and I will be creating.’
Scott Andrews, General Manager Joining from the Michelin-starred The Atlantic Hotel and Ocean Restaurant in Jersey as General Manager, Scott has a wealth of experience in the luxury hospitality industry and a strong understanding of food and beverage. Prior to the appointment at The Atlantic, Scott spent nine years working as Assistant Restaurant Manager, Operations Manager and then Acting General Manager alongside both Michael Caines and Group Executive Chef Tom Hine at Gidleigh Park. He joined at a crucial point of refurbishment and was key to training the new staff, and integrating new systems into the property while maintaining its prestigious reputation. In his role at Gidleigh Park, Scott had the responsibility of overseeing the hotel including standards of service, guest satisfaction, social media and all staff related issues.
Before the move to Devon, Scott held positions in renowned Michelin-starred establishments across the UK including Raymond Blanc’s two-starred Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons and both the one-starred Le Poussin properties at Whitley Ridge (now The Pig) and Parkhill (now Limewood). Due to Scott’s depth of knowledge in the hospitality industry, he has also spent time lecturing at Exeter College School of Hospitality and Catering, where he was responsible for the education of students on the Food and Beverage Industry to NVQ levels 1, 2 and 3 within the School’s two working restaurants and taught the Wine and Spirit Education program. With this knowledge of the luxury hospitality industry, Scott will be key in developing the reputation of the hotel as one of the UK’s finest country house hotels.
Tom Hine, Group Executive Chef Appointed Group Executive Chef, Tom Hine brings invaluable experience in Michelin-starred and luxury hotel kitchens to Lympstone Manor. Tom began his career at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow where he learnt the fundamentals of the trade and the importance of honest simple cooking with the freshest fish from the Cornish sea. From there, Tom joined the Royal Crescent Hotel in Bath to run the meat and fish sections of the kitchen, followed by his role as Sous Chef at Bath Priory where he ran the kitchen, developed the menus, and trained the younger chefs. In 2010, Tom was appointed Junior Sous Chef at Gidleigh Park, where he built an excellent relationship with Michael Caines and gained important knowledge in the development of Michelin-starred cuisine. Two years later, Tom took the position of Executive Chef at Michael Caines at Abode Chester, acquiring further experience working alongside the Michelin-starred chef, before moving to The Coach House by Michael Caines in January 2015. With extensive experience working with Michael Caines to develop exquisite menus, run a luxury kitchen and train a host of young chefs, Tom is sure to help deliver the exceptional vision for the 60-seat fine dining restaurant at Lympstone Manor.
Also joining the senior team at Lympstone Manor are:
Anca Paraschiv, Deputy General Manager
Pari Hine, Financial Controller
Pippa Whiteley, Front of House Manager
Laura Worth, Hotel Administrator
James Cordingley, Head Gardener
Lauren Hill, Events & Reservations Co-ordinator
Tim Millard, Maintenance Manager
Harriet Wild, Executive Assistant to Michael Caines
Sarah-Louise Worth, Assistant Financial Controller
Ricky George, Assistant Head Gardener
Lympstone Manor are now starting to recruit the rest of the team for the spring opening. For those interested in applying please send their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lympstone Manor is only a short distance from Exeter, easily reachable by train, car or air, making it the perfect rural escape. Located between the small farming and maritime village of Lympstone, complete with over 70 listed buildings, and the neighbouring town of Exmouth, Lympstone Manor is surrounded by un-spoilt countryside and an abundance of wildlife.
Nightly rates at Lympstone Manor will start from £245 per night including breakfast.
Junkaloo Festival & World Pickled Egg Championship
Where: The Brewery Tap, Cliff Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 0AT
Tel: 01473 225501 When: Saturday 8th October 2015, midday until 11pm
JUNKALOO (incorporating The World Pickled Egg Championship) is an internationally recognised event, and is part of the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival as a Fringe Event – a renowned celebration of The Great British Pub & a showcase for the wealth of fantastic food & food producers we have on our doorstep here in Suffolk.
Spreading into the landscaped grounds (the carpark) and kicking off from midday we’ll have guest Aspall cyders on the bar, an amazing Animal Room with some cute stuff and some not-particularly-cute-but-will-either-cure-or-exacerbate-your-phobia stuff. Also some fab Suffolk food producers such as A-Lot-A-Choc, Keen’s Ketchups, Mr Bees, the Suffolk Pate Company, Hundred River Ice Cream & P.A. Mobbs Guineafowl & Turkey. We may even roll out some apple bobbing for the kids & The Tap will be roasting a lamb over their Argentinian asado gubbins, ready to go from midday as well as homemade crisps & crackling (to go with the pickled eggs of course) & the launch of the soon-to-be-legendary Ipswich Egg (aka The Aspall Egg)…..
It’s also one of the best chances you’ll get to see that fabulously rare animal – Morrismen!!
Danegeld & Pretty Grim, two of the finest sides in the country will be dancing their clogs off from 1:30pm.
The Fancy-Dress-Pets contest (aka Pimp-Up-Your-Pet-Albeit-Responsibly-With-All-Due-Care-For-Their-Welfare-And-Dignity Contest will be on at 3pm……….
There will be live acoustic music in the afternoon with The Normans followed by live (louder) music in the pub on The Garden Room Stage from 7pm featuring Benjamin Yellowitz, Barny Holmes and surprise guests.
Everyone can enjoy a mouth-watering array of award winning street food celebrating the fab English pub snack, fabulous drinks with beers by local and not-so-local breweries and cyder from Aspall who will also be bringing their mulled cyder to keep us warm if the British weather isn’t kind to us!
The World Pickled Egg championship is in its fifth year, is the brainchild of Brewery Tap owner Mike Keen & is sponsored by the very lovely Aspall Vinegar. Entry is open to anyone - simply make sure your eggs arrive in a ready-to-judge condition at the Brewery Tap by midday on Saturday 10 October. The pickled eggs will be judged by 4 guest judges who will give an overall mark of ‘general egg mojo’ against a stringent set of criteria. The winner will receive their very own Egg Trophy (an actual carved ostrich egg!) and a magical prize.
Judging for the WPEC will be from 6pm with the winner announced at 7pm- everyone will get a chance to sample the entries and also The Tap’s own Pickled Ostrich Egg.
The mighty Wayne Bavin from the radio station Town 102 says: “Bloody hell, do I have to do this again?!”
Aldeburgh Food Festival Organiser Festival organiser Jess Brown says:
“We’re thrilled that the WPEC is thriving in its spiritual home at The Tap. It’s fantastic to see Junkaloo & The World Pickled Egg Championship develop into a renowned annual food event shamelessly riding on the coattails of the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Fest. It’s a great example of the Suffolk can-do attitude - events like these are what the festival is all about, a real celebration of Suffolk, our amazing food and drink and the people that produce it. The Festival and Fringe is getting bigger and better every year thanks to the support from local businesses. “
For more information keep an eye on Facebook - /BreweryTapIps and Twitter - @BreweryTapPub and @PickledEggChamp and the Events page at www.thebrewerytap.org.
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This new Carlisle event will serve up lots of tasty treats in the city centre pedestrianised shopping area between Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October.
The jam-packed programme will include food demonstrations by two celebrity chefs - Michael Caines MBE and Sean Wilson.
On Saturday 1 October, Celebrity Chef, Sean Wilson will present food demonstrations at 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00. Sean Wilson first set up the Saddleworth Cheese Co’ back in 2009 with a view to bring Artisan Lancashire Cheese to a wider audience. Taking many Blue Riband awards at World Cheese, Global Cheese and International Cheese awards in all categories his company now supplies a portfolio of deli’s and supermarkets therein. As part of his acting career, for 21 years he was ‘Martin Platt’ in Coronation Street.
On Sunday 2 October, we have the privilege of welcoming Michael Caines MBE. His shows will be at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00. He has two Michelin Stars, five Rosettes from the AA and the number one restaurant rating in the UK in The Sunday Times/Hardens Guide to the Top 100 Restaurants. You can often see Michael on Masterchef as a judge, and he will start a new TV show this September.
The Carlisle Foodies Fest programme will also include a yurt selling ‘Pints and Prosecco’ by Carlisle Brewing Co, a market showcasing local traders, a Kids’ Zone marquee with ‘have a go’ activities and children’s entertainment, food and drink stalls, street entertainment and live music on the bandstand from the Lazy River Jazz Band (both days) and Brief Encounter Duo (Saturday only).
Saturday’s street entertainment will be provided by the Bread & Butter Theatre Company’s Freda and Rita, the Creature Feature’s Foodies and the Fairly Famous Family’s Liver Cottage.
Sunday’s street entertainment will be provided by the Bread & Butter Theatre Company’s Freda and Rita and Reckless Invention’s Comedy Waiters.
There will be children’s entertainment in the Kids’ Zone from Jason the Juggler and Pyjama Drama, plus face painting by Silly Gilly throughout the day.
Plus, local culinary demonstrations and presentations will take place in the Old Town Hall on both days.
Budding young bakers are being given the opportunity to create ‘show-stopping’ cakes, with a competition open to 15-20 year olds. A £100 One4All voucher will be awarded to the winning cake, the second prize will receive a £50 One4All voucher and third prize is a £25 One4All voucher. The first prize winner’s school/college will also win £100 One4All vouchers.
The cake needs to be made at home and dropped off at the Carlisle Tourist Information Centre before 12:00 on Saturday 1 October. The cakes will be judged between 14:00 – 15:00 on Saturday 1 October.
If you would like to enter a cake to the competition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an entry form.
The Carlisle Foodies Fest has been organised by Carlisle City Council and is supported by Cumbria County Council and the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership.
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Above: Simon Rimmer will will be cooking up a storm on Saturday 27th August
Simon Rimmer is one of the nations best loved chefs who currently presents Channel 4's Sunday Brunch alongside on-screen co-host Tim Lovejoy.
Simon Rimmer has previously attended The Nottingham Castle Great Food and Drink Festival, where he was a big hit, so this is another great opportunity to see him in action!
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Above: Michael Caines - Sunday 28th August
Michael has been Executive Head Chef at Gidleigh Park since 1994 and has held two Michelin stars since 1999.
One of Britain’s most acclaimed chefs, included in his many accolades and awards are AA Chef of the Year 2007, an MBE in 2006 and retaining his two Michelin Stars for the fifteenth year running.
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Above: Nancy Birtwhistle - 29th August 2016
Nancy was crowned the winner of the 2014 Great British Bake Off – Nancy has been wowing the crowds ever since across the country with her baking demo’s
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GREAT FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL
Newstead AbbeyNewstead Abbey Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8NA
Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead
Saturday 27th August 2016 - Monday 29th August 2016
Gates at 10:00, Expected finish time: 17:00
Important informationUnder 10s are free with a paying adult.
Ticket includes full access to the show, Abbey ground and Abbey itself, plus parking. Parking normally £6 per car and Abbey entry £7 per person.
It is no secret that beer is the drink of choice for any curry fan and has been associated with Indian cuisine in the UK since first being served at Veeraswamy in Piccadilly in 1927. However, most of the so-called ‘Indian’ beer sold in the UK is actually being brewed in Europe, so to have a new beer, direct from India, is more than welcome.
Goa Premium Beer at last offers curry fans a drink to go with their spicy offering. It is a true Indian brew imported all the way from India, unlike the other main brands.
The 4.8 ABV beer comes in 340ml & 650ml bottles as well as a 500ml can and is distributed by Viiking Ventures UK Ltd. Apart from the fact that Goa Beer is actually brewed in…. well, Goa, the beer's other great advantage is that it is gluten free, based on malt and maize. The malt taste comes through clearly when enjoyed alongside a spicy curry and as a stand-alone drink, is somewhat reminiscent of Blue Moon from America.
Legend has it that in the year 1530, the weather lured India’s Portuguese colonists to move their capital to Goa. Hardly a surprise, considering the tropical weather it’s been blessed with. The humidity and conditions here work their alchemy on the water, to endow it with that special something. And it’s this very water that gives Goa Beer its crisp, refreshing flavour, that’s so distinctly Goa.
The Viiking Group has many interests across various sectors such as Hospitality, Media and Entertainment, Health and Fitness, Realty, FMCG products and Aviation. The Viiking Group acquired Goa’s highly popular King’s Pilsner Beer formerly owned by Impala Distillery and Brewery Ltd. King’s Black Label Premium Pilsner Beer, as it was formerly known, has enjoyed the reputation of having superior taste and refreshingly different packaging and positioning. The beer was one of the first Pilsner beers manufactured in India.
As per this acquisition, Impala and Viiking Ventures formed a partnership which is valid for 20 years, wherein the beer will be manufactured and bottled by Impala exclusively and all production costs and marketing responsibilities will be handled by Viiking Ventures.
Mr. Sachiin Joshi, Chairman – Viiking Ventures said, “The unique taste comes from the waters of Goa used in production, making it the preferred choice for the beer-drinking population. People from around the world have had it in Goa and are eagerly awaiting its global availability. The product has immense potential, even overseas.”
A good curry deserves a good Indian beer and Goa Beer is now available throughout the UK. For further information, call 0203 752 6737.
The 19th National Curry Week will take place from 18-24 October 2016 supported by Asda, Bhai Cider and Kingfisher Premium Lager Beer.
Tom Kerridge is the incredibly popular and loveable chef patron at the extraordinary two Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers pub in Marlow and regular TV favourite with his popular BBC2 series Proper Pub Food.
Chef Tom Kerridge will be at Nottingham Castle on Saturday 28th May 2016
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Nadiya Hussain is the current baking champion of The Great British Bake-Off and we are delighted to announce that she'll be doing three cooking demonstrations at Nottingham Castle.
Great British Bake Off Winner 2015 Nadiya Hussain on Sunday 29th May 2016.
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Rustie Lee is an English television personality, television chef, actress, singer and former politician. She is best known for her time on TV am in the 80's
Rustie Lee on Monday 30th May 2016.
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