Nathan Eades named executive chef at The Montagu Arms Hotel

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor

Nathan Eades has been hired as the executive chef at The Montagu Arms Hotel in the New Forest, six months after leaving The Wild Rabbit

When he takes over on 3rd May, he will replace ex-Eleven Madison Park chef Matthew Whitfield, who is yet to announce his next move.

The hotel, located in the village of Beaulieu on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, is home to 3 AA Rosette (and formerly Michelin-starred) The Terrace Restaurant and Monty's Inn pub, as well as offering afternoon tea and catering for weddings and celebrations.

'Steeped in gastronomic history'

During Nathan's four years at The Wild Rabbit, it was awarded 3 AA Rosettes, a Michelin plate and ranked on the Top 50 Gastropub list several times - placing 34th in 2021.

Prior to this, the chef worked at Lainston House; for Lee Parsons at The Wedgewood, a Relais & Châteaux in Vancouver, Canada; he oversaw his own venture, Epi at the Courtyard in Bromsgrove, and was Luke Tipping's head chef at Michelin-starred Simpsons for two years.

The chef said he was "very much looking forward to being part of the hotel's next chapter," which is "steeped in gastronomic history."

"[Matthew Whitfield] has been nothing short of fantastic during this process; I have no doubt he will continue to be a success and flourish with our industry.

"From my brief time with [Andrew MacKenzie] at [Lainston House] many moons ago, I know how blessed as a cook I will be with the bountiful larder on our doorstep. I cannot wait to get back into the kitchen!"

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Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Tanwen Dawn-Hiscox

Deputy Editor 22nd April 2022

Nathan Eades named executive chef at The Montagu Arms Hotel