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New exec chef for Lainston House

Exclusive Collection has announced that Phil Yeomans has been appointed as Executive Chef of five-star country house hotel, Lainston House in Winchester.

The hotel group have welcomed Yeomans back to the property and into his new role, having previously held a position as Head Chef of the hotel for seven years (July 2005- July 2014).

Yeomans brings with him over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked with respected companies in the UK including: The Dorchester, Harvey Nichols, Soho House, further afield at The Fearrington Inn in North Carolina, USA, and as Head Chef of the prestigious Coral Beach Club in Bermuda.

Yeomans said, “Winchester is my home and I’m delighted to return to my roots with my family, in a position that will be an exciting new challenge for me. Lainston House has an excellent reputation and I’m looking forward to building on this and helping the team to grow.”

Yeomans’ style of cooking is best described as modern British, combining his classical training with the employment of modern techniques, resulting in the creation of flavourful yet clean and delicate dishes.

Lainston House embodies Yeomans’ passion for working with local suppliers and food producers and he aims to bring this to life throughout the hotel as his menus develop over the coming months.