A new chef has been appointed at The Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury.
Dean Wade has joined what claims to be England’s oldest hotel as executive chef. 

His career spans over 30 years including senior roles with Harvey Nichols in their London, Manchester and Leeds restaurants and fronting demos at major food shows.

He has also been head chef for The Ivy and group chef for Provenance Inns.

Asked what he was most excited about in his new role, Dean said: “Making The Old Bell food programme so tasty and exciting that it’s recognised as THE place to eat, while guests enjoy the fun and awesome vibe of the hotel, with it’s amazing, high design restaurant, lounges and bars.”

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

Co-owner and CEO of The Old Bell, Kim Hanks, said: “Food has always been the driving force behind our hotels. 

"To have Dean join and lead our team will demonstrate that Malmesbury is the place to go for delicious and exciting cuisine. 

"Dean is aligned to our personal ethos of serving fresh, delicious food with an exciting and fun vibe, sourced from local suppliers who we build relationships with. 

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"He has a love for food theatre and is passionate about making a genuine difference to the world of hospitality. 

"Dean is keen to create an apprenticeship training programme from the hotel, sharing his knowledge with new generations of budding chefs.”