Business Breakfast: New chef named at Wild Swan in Minskip
Last updated Nov 27, 2023
Matt Turton

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Matt Turton has joined the historic 18th century Wild Swan inn at Minskip, near Boroughbridge.

Mr Turton has worked at a variety of venues in Harrogate and with celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay when he opened his Heddon Street restaurant in Soho.

Alex Bond, who along with Stephen Lennox bought the Wild Swan in 2021, said:

“Matt’s appointment is crucially important for the future of the Wild Swan. He has a superb reputation in Harrogate and the surrounding area and we are in no doubt that he will take the Wild Swan to a completely new level in terms of the quality and the presentation of our food.”

Mr Turton has had stints at the Fat Badger and the Yorkshire Hotel and as head chef at Jesper’s Bar and Kitchen in Harrogate, as well as working on the set of ITV soap Emmerdale.

He said:

“I have had such a wonderful welcome from the village. I am determined to give Minskip and the surrounding district, an inn to be proud of.

“I have completely revamped the menu and am determined to create enjoyable and imaginative food at competitive prices.”

Charity football tournament

Pantera Property in Harrogate raised more than £5,000 for charity by holding a charity football tournament.

The money will be split and donated to Saint Michaels Hospice in Harrogate and The Leeds Hospital Charity’s fund to create The Rob Burrow Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Centre.

Established in 2016, Pantera Property is a family-run firm of chartered surveyors, with offices in London, Harrogate, Leeds and Essex.

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