Re-opening “the Kenny” after a quick spruce-up this week, he said he would take the establishment back to its roots, “emphasising its traditional British pub cuisines sourced well, with daily changing specials”.
Eggleton took over The Pony and Trap in Chew Magna with his sister Holly 10 years ago, winning growing praise for cooking described as “outstanding” by the Harden’s Survey. Unusually for a pub, he is able to charge £70 a head for a multi-course tasting menu.
He also has a fish’n’chip shop, Salt and Malt, on the Chew Valley Lake, and co-founded Eat Drink Bristol Fashion, a three-week pop-up food and music festival in the city each May.
His partner at the Kensington Arms is Guy Newell, former managing director of the Butcombe Brewery.