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New GM for award-winning New Forest venue

The Montagu Arms, a boutique hotel located in Beaulieu in the New Forest that is also home to award-winning restaurant, The Terrace and quintessentially British pub Monty’s Inn, has appointed Andrew Berridge as General Manager.

With over fifteen years hospitality experience gleaned in management and front of house roles within prestigious 4-5* hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants across the country, Andrew is responsible for the day-to-day running of The Montagu Arms.

Driving recruitment, supervising the front of house team, operations and project management duties; Andrew will also ensure the hotel offers the highest quality guest experience.

Andrew joins The Montagu Arms from Stanbrook Abbey Hotel in Worcester, where he held the position of Deputy General Manager, managing a team of 60. He was responsible for hotel, restaurant and bar management, as well as overseeing large events and conferences.

Prior to that, Andrew held senior positions at hotels including the 5* The Manor House Hotel, The Peppermill and The Stag & Huntsman.

Andrew commented: “Having wanted to work at The Montagu Arms for almost a decade, I am thrilled to take on the role of General Manager.

'I’ve been fortunate enough to work within some fantastic teams over the years and I look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to this hotel to help build on its already stellar reputation and working closely with my new colleagues to continue to deliver special and memorable experiences for our guests.”

James Hiley-Jones, Managing Director Greenclose Hotels, said, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Andrew Berridge to The Montagu Arms. It is a very exciting time for the property with the recent launch of our new Courtyard Suites and the recent arrival of Head Chef Nathan Eades.

'Andrew’s passion, talent and experience will be a great addition to our hard-working team and I’m excited to see what he brings to the table.”