Alasdair Clifford and Victoria Collins were delighted to take over the reins of The Barrington Boar Pub in Barrington, Somerset on the 26th June 2018.
They want to create a pub that is comfortable, relaxed and providing high-quality food, drinks and accommodation.
The hamstone pub sits in the centre of the village opposite the 13th Century church, St Mary’s. The village is also home to the National Trust property Barrington Court, noted for its famous gardens and oak panel carvings.
The pub will be offering a new menu from Alasdair, who creates refined comfort food focusing on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, cooked with skill and passion. Modern British cooking influenced by the continent, where you will find old classics and new creations.
Alasdair was brought up on Exmoor in Somerset is finally returning to his home county to run his own kitchen and business. Having spent ten years learning his craft in the capital, studying Cordon Bleu and then going on to work at in Michelin starred restaurant Chez Bruce. For six years he worked his way up from Chef de Partie to Junior Sous Chef. Leaving in Dec 2017 Alasdair went on to experience other kitchens, helping friends and gaining knowledge, The Harwood Arms and Glasshouse to name a few, as well as taking on private chefing work.
Victoria has a degree in Theatre Design and a background in art and administration. In June 2017 she left her Office Manager role in an art company to get experience in the hospitality industry. She has spent the last year under the wings of Sarah and Eric Guignard at the French Table, working front of house and learning what makes great service. With a keen eye for design, admin and now customer service she hope to be able to run a tight ship in her new home of Barrington.