Alex Maxfield

GASTRO pub The Swan at Felsted, near Great Dunmow, has appointed Alex Maxfield as head chef.Mr Maxfield trained under chef John Dicken at The White Hart, Great Yeldham.

GASTRO pub The Swan at Felsted, near Great Dunmow, has appointed Alex Maxfield as head chef.

Mr Maxfield trained under chef John Dicken at The White Hart, Great Yeldham.

Since gaining experience at restaurants including Heston Blumenthal's three Michelin-starred Fat Duck at Bray and Hambleton Hall on Rutland Water, he has made his name at the award-winning George at Cavendish.

“Most of our guests know a great deal about food. They know what they like and they expect consistency and quality,” he said.

“We aim to deliver this from day one. We also intend to transform the appearance of the food The Swan has been serving over the past couple of years.”

The Swan is sister pub to the Compasses at Pattiswick.

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Owner Jono Clark, said: “I am delighted with Alex's appointment. We have worked with him now on and off for the past three years at the Compasses and I feel this new appointment will be the making of The Swan at Felsted.