Fred Clapperton, previously at the Clock House in Surrey – for which he won his first Michelin star – is to succeed Tom Hine as Head Chef at Coast Restaurant, Saundersfoot. Tom is returning to his native Cornwall for family reasons.
Fred’s arrival comes as further investment is planned for the restaurant overlooking Coppet Hall beach, with its refurbishment by acclaimed UK designer, Martin Hulbert.
Coast is part of the Welsh hospitality group The Seren Collection, which also includes the Grove hotel near Narberth.
Said Seren managing director, Neil Kedward: “Fred is the perfect fit for us for many reasons, but his cooking style is what really stood out for us. His creative modern approach and lightness of touch fits our aspirations for Coast Restaurant. He is a confident and intelligent young chef who clearly knows his own mind and cooking style and we can’t wait to welcome him to Pembrokeshire. It’s a very exciting new chapter for Coast.”
Fred spent his early career at the 2 AA Rosette Bibury Court Hotel. In 2012, he moved to the Michelin-starred Drakes in Surrey, where he worked his way up through the ranks. The restaurant was rebranded as The Clock House in 2016, at which point Fred took over the kitchen as head chef. One year later, Fred won his first Michelin star.
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