September 1 2020

Exciting news from The Methuen Arms

There are some exciting changes afoot at the award-winning Methuen Arms in Corsham, Wiltshire. Much as we’re be sorry to see superchef Leigh Evans fly the nest, we’re super-excited about the arrival of new Head Chef Kevin Chandler who joins the MA on Leigh’s recommendation and brings a wealth of culinary experience with him.

Having trained with the acclaimed Galvin brothers at Galvin Bistrot de Luxe and worked at London’s Maze Gordon Ramsay and Petrus (now Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley), Kevin went on to work with Rick Stein in Marlborough before enjoying a stint at The Pear Tree, Whiteley. “I’m incredibly excited about joining the team at The Methuen Arms,” says Kevin. “I’m a chef who is very much led by passion and I just love to cook. Our guests will be at the heart of everything we do – they can expect the same amazing quality that’s synonymous with The Methuen Arms, but with a few new show stoppers along the way. I take inspiration from the incredible local produce we’re lucky to have access to, so whether it’s a comforting Sunday lunch or the very best fish and chips you’ve ever had, each dish will be a celebration of that produce, locally grown or sourced from our very own allotment outside the kitchen window.”

And the exciting Methuen Arms news doesn’t end there! Hannah Liquorish is poised to bring fresh ideas and her own, inimitable hands-on management style to her role as new General Manager. “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in and getting to know all the locals I’ve heard such a lot about,” says Hannah. “The Methuen Arms has a great reputation for warm, quality hospitality and that’s what I’m all about. These are exciting times for the whole team and I can’t wait to play my part.”

Bringing in a new dedicated Head Chef allows us to really focus on taking our food offering to the next level,” says Jayson Perfect, Group Managing Director Pubs & Inns, Liberation Group. “Kevin has a fantastic background and we’re all really looking forward to him making his mark at The Methuen. Meanwhile Steph – our Assistant Manager – and the rest of the front of house team have all really stepped up recently, and we wanted to bring Hannah on board as General Manager to offer some leadership and expertise to make sure we continue to put our customers first in all of our thinking. This is an exciting time for The Methuen Arms!”

And so say all of us!

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