New head chef at Warkworth hotel

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A Warkworth hotel is hoping to get a taste of success after a series of transformations.

The Sun Hotel in Warkworth received an improvement necessary food hygiene rating in October 2014, months after Phil Steel and his team took over.

The kitchen is now fully refurbished with manager Phil hiring a new head chef, Will Smith.

Further work to the bar and restaurant has also taken place.

Phil said: “I think the place had been up for sale for a long time and they’d been doing a lot of cost-cutting.

“Every little job we’ve started doing we’ve had to start it again from scratch.”

“The focus originally, when we took over, was the restaurant and the conservatory. They were quite dilapidated so we’ve updated them.

“In the bar, we’ve literally just put new lines in, new real ale pumps, which is a real focus because we’ve got our own micro brewery as well.”