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Noble Inns has announced Tony Parkin has joined as Head Chef at the Brickmakers Arms, in Windlesham, Surrey.
Parkin’s career began with an apprenticeship under John Campbell at five-star The Vineyard Hotel in Stockcross, which led to a stint in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was there that he got a real love for fine-dining, working at Kommandaten and Noma, learning the ins and outs of Michelin-starred kitchens.
On his return to the UK, Parkin held positions at Northcote, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, and Adam Simmonds at Danesfield House. In 2019, he took the Head Chef position at The Tudor Room in Great Fosters before rebranding the restaurant Tony Parkin at The Tudor Room, where it was awarded a Michelin star only four months later.
The Brickmakers Arms is set within stunning woodlands and showcases the best of the British larder. Parkin will create signature menus for this much-loved gastropub, using an abundance of local ingredients, fresh fish caught on day boats, as well as meats sourced from the best farms in England, butchered and aged in-house.
Owned and operated by Barry Weller, Noble Inns Group also includes The Princess of Shoreditch alongside The Albion, Pig and Butcher, and Smokehouse, Islington.
Commenting on the appointment, Weller said: “We’re delighted to welcome Tony to the team. He brings extensive, hands-on experience in the fine dining landscape which will be invaluable in supporting our plans for the continued growth of the Brickmakers Arms and Noble Inns.”