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Meet Our Team

We are proud of our amazing team of chefs who run our kitchen and cook our delicious food.

Gail & Ryan

General Managers

Favourite food: Our signature rotisserie chicken!
Favourite drink: Chilled New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc


Head chef Rob has worked at The Red Lion for just over 2 years. He came as a Sous Chef and then just after a year he was promoted to Head Chef which was a very well deserved post. He leads the kitchen team and enjoys watching the teams flare with special dishes. Rob's favourite food is rump steak washed down with a large bourbon!

The Red Lion Newborough Head Chef Rob


Reece joined us in January as second in charge to Rob. He has settled in well and is making a lot of changes to the specials board incorporating fish dishes as well as some classics. Previously Reece has worked in Lichfield at The Barn where he was the sous chef, The Boat just outside Lichfield as a chef-de-partie and Rick Stine fish restaurant in Winchester as a chef-de-partie. His passion in the kitchen is the specials board, a couple of popular dishes being black pudding and pancetta potato cake and Tandoori cod.

When Reece isn’t working a lot of his time is taken up with his dog breeding business. At the moment he has French bull dogs only a few weeks old. He also breeds English bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers and dachshund. When there is a spare moment he also like to race cars with a passion for anything that goes very fast!

The Red Lion Newborough Chef Reece


John or JJ as he likes to be known as joined The Red Lion kitchen team as an apprentice chef. Starting in September he has progressed very well and become a popular member of the kitchen team. He goes to Burton Collage on a Wednesday where he learns the basics of being in a kitchen as well as learning essential cooking skills. He has found a passion for the dessert section especially making homemade brownie!

When JJ isn’t at work or college he enjoys socialising with friends and spending time on his computer.

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