A NEW head chef has been appointed at Lumley Castle Hotel – and he has plenty of experience in the kitchens of well known venues.

Jim Hall who joined the team at the Chester-le-Street hotel this summer.

A native of the North East, Mr Hall decided he wanted to be a chef at a young age.

His career began with chef roles in London, Oxfordshire and Jersey, before he returned to the region head up the award winning Malmaison, in Newcastle, then became head chef at Ramside Hall Hotel, near Durham.

He said: "Having previously worked in big corporate operations, Lumley now presents me with the chance to craft a much more intimate experience. The Knights Restaurant is incredibly unique and the blend of fine dining with brasserie style dishes ensures that guests won’t ever be spoilt for choice."

General Manager of Lumley Castle, Gordon Cartwright, said: "With so much investment and refurbishment taking place at the Castle, bringing Jim on board complements our future vision of commercial and creative success as we emerge from the pandemic."


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