Ben Tish is the new chef director at Cubitt House

Ben Tish

Ben Tish

Executive Chef 29th October 2021
Ben Tish

Ben Tish

Executive Chef

Ben Tish is the new chef director at Cubitt House

Cubitt House announces the appointment of a new Executive
Team to develop its existing portfolio of pubs in central London and to drive expansion
throughout the group. 

The team will oversee the refurbishment of the group’s six
existing sites as well as a series of acquisitions and subsequent renovation of some of
London’s most prominent public houses. 

Celebrated chef and cookbook author, Ben Tish, will join the Cubitt House team as
Chef Director. Ben brings with him over 20 years of culinary expertise, industry respect
and a hands-on approach. 

He is known for the wealth of knowledge he has brought
to his culinary projects to date with his most recent endeavours, Norma and The Game
Bird at The Stafford Hotel, both receiving critical acclaim. 

Ben will look to create an entirely individual food experience at each property. While
some venues will take inspiration from his Mediterranean background, others will serve
more classic chophouse and pub fare. 

Ben’s priority will be to make sure that each
pub has a distinctive identity, reflected in the menus. 

Ben will oversee menu
development at each Cubitt House property and will work alongside Richard
Sandiford, previously of Hawksmoor and The Double Red Duke, who will specifically
focus his attention on new openings within the group. 

The first focus for the new Cubitt House team will be The Coach Makers Arms in
Marylebone. The pub will continue operating as a traditional pub on the ground floor
with a 60-cover classical British restaurant on the first floor, offering a chophouse-style

On the lower ground floor will be a cocktail bar holding up to 50 guests for
drinks. Four more projects are already planned for next year including the launch of
The Princess Royal (Notting Hill) in Spring 2022, and refurbishments of The Alfred
Tennyson (Belgravia), The Orange (Pimlico) and the opening of The Barley Mow

Also joining the group as Directors are Sam and Georgie Pearman. Owners of
Cotswold-based boutique hotel and restaurant group, Country Creatures, and former
founders of the award-winning Lucky Onion hotel and restaurant group. 

They bring
their expertise in transforming quintessential restaurants, pubs and hotels into
destinations known for superb hospitality and top quality food and drink. 

Sam will focus
on the operational side of the business while Georgie will take charge of the redevelopment of the existing portfolio and the new sites, the design of each property
and overseeing the marketing.
Montana Fogg founders, Seb Fogg and Laura Montana, will also join the Cubitt House
team with Seb as Managing Director and Laura as Openings Director. 

Having opened
iconic restaurants including Sexy Fish, Monkey Bar New York, 34 Restaurant, Soho
House West Hollywood, The Delaunay and Isabel Mayfair, they bring unparalleled
operating experience. 

They have also been involved with projects such as Spring, Joe
Allen, The Doyle Collection, Jean Georges at The Connaught and Mount Street Deli.

Commenting on the appointments, Director & Co-chair, Sam Pearman said: “We’re
incredibly excited about this new chapter for Cubitt House. After such a challenging
period for our industry, it’s a thrilling prospect to be working alongside the best in the
business and to be tasked with creating something special at some of London’s most
iconic pubs but also to be growing the company over the next few years with more
central London properties.” 

Georgie Pearman adds: “It feels great to be thinking about and planning the growth
of Cubitt House, given the challenging times our industry has faced in recent years.
We are excited to be welcoming more to our team and will be recruiting heavily over
the next few months for the new openings in Spring and Summer 2022. We’ll be looking
for lots of passionate chefs and front of house to join the team.”

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