Drake’s Restaurant renamed The Clock House and regains three rosettes from AA Restaurant Guide 2018

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The former Michelin-starred restaurant in Ripley, Surrey has changed its name to The Clock House. It has also been announced that the restaurant has been re-awarded its three Rosettes from the AA Restaurant Guide 2018.

Selina Drake, who appointed Fred Clapperton as head chef following the departure of her former husband, Steve Drake, says the rosettes were suspended due to the change of head chefs. With the rosettes having been re-rewarded, the restaurant re-joins the top 10 per cent of restaurants/hotels within the AA Restaurant Guide.

On her decision to rename the restaurant, owner Selina Drake said: "Our distinctive Georgian building, set back from the High Street in Ripley, has always had The Clock House as part of its address, so it was an obvious choice.

"Last autumn we appointed a very talented new head chef, Fred Clapperton, who had already been with us for a number of years. He has really ‘stepped up to the plate' since his promotion, and his food is receiving rave reviews. Our regular customers have been very supportive and complimentary. The front of house team remains the same, so - apart from our name change - nothing else is different."

>>> Read about Fred Clapperton's appointment here

Last month it was revealed that Steve Drake had acquired a new site in Surrey for his restaurant, Sorrel, which is due to open later this year.

>>> Read the latest news here

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Editor 10th January 2017

Drake’s Restaurant renamed The Clock House and regains three rosettes from AA Restaurant Guide 2018