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Simon Diprose

Chef propriator Simon Diprose is a second generation landlord who spent many years training in the countries finest Michelin starred restaurants holding senior positions at Buckland manor (1 star), one devonshire gardens (1 star) and the Arkle restaurant (1 star) and most recently before purchasing the White hart spent four years as head chef at the Old vicarage in Worfield being one of only two chefs in shropshire to hold 3 rosettes from the AA. He is married to Venetia and has four lovely daughters.

"Accomplished and accurate cooking features exellent local produce, which is given room to shine in unfussily presented modern British dishes " 3 Rosettes
The AA restaurant guide 2010
"Regrets? i've had a few- but non quite like the missed oppertunity to sample deep fried frogs legs, which i foolishly passed by"
David Hotchkiss- food critic