Simon Bonwick has appointed his son, Charlie Bonwick, as the Chef de Cuisine at the Dew Drop Inn. Charlie will assume responsibility for the day-to-day kitchen operations at the pub in Hurley, Maidenhead, while Simon will retain his position as Chef Patron. Together, they will continue to refine their classical cuisine. T
he Bonwick family previously managed the Crown at Burchetts Green in Maidenhead, earning a Michelin star in 2016 and the Michelin Welcome & Service Award in 2020. After selling the business in 2022, they briefly oversaw the Princess of Shoreditch pub in London before returning to Maidenhead to reopen the Dew Drop Inn in February, which swiftly earned a recommendation in the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2023.
Over the past eight years, Charlie has completed internships at Michelin-starred restaurants and gained experience in private service while working alongside his father.
'It's a heavy responsibility taking over the day to day running of the kitchen here, what with my father's reputation and all. I am confident with my taste, my hand, and the gesture and movement within my cooking that all will be safe and well. said Charlie.
Simon added: 'Charlie is a confident, quiet chef. He has a lot that he wishes to do with our beautiful cuisine, I trust him completely. I will spend time cleaning the pub more and practicing our craft.'