Arnaud Stevens has announced a new venture following the success of his Plate restaurant in Shoreditch.
The restaurateur has acquired ownership of the George & Dragon hotel, located in the charming National Trust village of West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
Following a brief refurbishment, it will open toward the end of March.
Comprised of ten luxurious guest bedrooms, an a la carte restaurant and cosy adjoining bar area, the George & Dragon is housed in a former coaching inn dating back to the 1700s.
Under the new ownership of award-winning ex-Pierre Koffmann and Gordon Ramsay chef Stevens, the hotel will be renewed to become a luxury getaway in the heart of a period village.
Arnaud’s French and British heritage lends itself to both sourcing and utilising the best local produce and injecting them perfectly in to the new menus for the George & Dragon.
Boasting produce from local supplier EJ Churchill (who supplies also to Tom Kerridge’s Hand & Flowers), also located in West Wycombe, the new menus will include mouth-watering dishes such as whole slow-roasted guinea fowl and cod loin with south Devon Mussels with homemade sourdough bread.
Arnaud explained: “With the success of Plate restaurant, Shoreditch, my team and I are incredibly excited to start the next chapter at the George & Dragon.
“It’s an exciting time for us and the opportunity to fully utilise the location and produce that the beautiful village of West Wycombe has to offer is one we look forward to taking on.
“My close relationship with Sir Edward Dashwood, owner of EJ Churchill and the West Wycombe Estate, will mean my team can work seamlessly alongside him and fully utilise his incredible produce.”