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July 1, 2019

Richard Collingwood Appointed Head Chef of The Lawns Restaurant

The 4* Thornton Hall Hotel recently appointed Richard Collingwood as their new Head Chef of award-winning restaurant, The Lawns.

Richard Collingwood has over sixteen years’ experience in the hospitality industry across a number of AA Rosette and Michelin-starred restaurants, most recently as Head Chef at The Cottage in The Wood, Cumbria, which holds 3 AA Rosettes.

Describing his cooking style as, “one that is focused on seasonality and clarity of flavour’, Richard uses the freshest ‘in season’ produce, cooking it in a sympathetic manner to showcase the produce in the best possible way. Collingwood comments: “In a couple of months time some of my favourite ingredients will be coming available, wild garlic, forced rhubarb, morels, jersey royals and asparagus and I’m really looking forward to showcasing them on our menu. It’s really important to me to create a menu based around seasonality to ensure the best possible flavour in my dishes.”

General Manager of Thornton Hall Hotel, Geoff Dale comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Richard to the team. He brings a wealth of skills and expertise to our already award-winning restaurant and we’re certain he can help retain those accolades and indeed improve on them! We’re really looking forward for guests to experience Richard’s latest menu and to see how it evolves through the seasons.”

Situated in the charming countryside village of Thornton Hough, Wirral, the 4* hotel was recently awarded the prestigious AA Silver Star Award for their high standards of hotel keeping, in particular, hospitality, service and cleanliness and an AA Rosette award for the quality of their food. In addition to this, Thornton Hall Hotel and Spa was also listed in the Michelin Guide 2019, which is selected by a team of inspectors and lists only the best places to eat and stay in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

For more information about The Lawns and Thornton Hall Hotel & Spa visit Thornton Hall Website

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