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Dan was born and raised in the costal area of South Hams in Devon. Dan started working in kitchens at the age of 14 and by the time he was 18 he had worked at 2 AA rosette restaurants. From here he was able to hone his skills in both gastro pub and fine dining food. Having worked in some of Devon’s finest restaurants, including the Horn and Plenty, he then joined Gary Rhodes at his famous “W1” Michelin star restaurant, at the Cumberland Hotel. After a successful period here, Dan transferred to Searcy’s at The Gherkin. This was Dan’s first experience of working in a corporate kitchen and managing a large team of 25 chefs and running 3 kitchens. Later he moved within the group to Urban Coterie where he worked under counsel of Anthony Demetre. Having spent many years working in some of London’s top restaurants, Dan wants to put his own unique twist on a country pub, bringing a variety of styles and flavours to one of the most sought after villages in Kent.