Chef Sean Wrest to head The Horns Inn at Goosnargh

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Chef Sean Wrest to head The Horns Inn at Goosnargh

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Former Roots York head chef Sean Wrest is to head up the relaunch of a destination restaurant within a former coaching inn near Preston.

Wrest will be joined by his fiancée Sam Haigh, who is leaving her job as restaurant manager at The Black Swan at Olstead - which is also run by Tommy and James Banks​ - to become general manager at The Horns Inn at Goosnargh. 

The pub was recently taken over by local building company J Townley, which is creating a number of luxury homes and cottages around the site. 

The transformation has seen the creation of a 100-seater restaurant while still retaining the pub side of the business. There will also be an afternoon tea offering. 

Wrest is currently working on the menu which he says will bring together all of his previous culinary experiences.

“I have worked in restaurants where we’ve created menus around foraging, fermenting and pickling but also where we’ve used more classical techniques and recipes."

“I will be bringing together everything I’ve learned over the years in what hopefully will be a really authentic and exciting offering.”

J Townley has also brought on board Yorkshire forager Alysia Vasey as operations consultant. 

The Horns Inn will be opening in mid March, with bookings available from February.

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