Chef Jamie Coleman has joined the Beach at Bude, a boutique hotel on the north coast of Cornwall.
The chef has ventured west from the Michelin-starred Masons Arms in Devon. There, reviews have been steadily strong – “lovely and laid back” with “fantastic dishes” are recent comments.
Cornwall, then, will likely suit Coleman. The Beach at Bude is an intimate 16-bedroom hotel. It’s privately owned, with views stretching out across the sea.
Coleman said: “I am looking forward to making my mark at the Beach at Bude. Having grown up in Devon, I have a real passion for the West Country and believe the south west has some of the best ingredients on offer in the UK.”
The chef will no doubt improve the food, which has too often been found wanting. Before the Masons Arms, Coleman worked as a chef de partie at Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, and as a senior chef de partie at Gidleigh Park under the stewardship of Michael Caines.
Hotel owner Susie Daniel said: “We are delighted to welcome Jamie to the team and have been receiving great feedback since he joined us.
“He brings a wealth of experience and fresh ideas to the role and we are excited to see how he develops our restaurant here at the Beach at Bude.”
Masons Arms chef owner Mark Dodson remains at the Devon pub.