Chef James Ferguson and partner Alethea Palmer are set to reopen The Kinneuchar Inn in Fife. The pub, in the East Neuk village of Kilconquhar, has been closed for two years for a refurbishment.
It’s the first Scottish opening for James, who has worked alongside the likes of Angela Hartnett at The Connaught in London. Alethea will manage front of house.
The Kinneuchar Inn will retain the traditional pub area, with a separate dining area for 32 covers, a private events space, and a cosy nook. The inn also boasts open fires and furniture carefully crafted from local wood.
For the last eight years Alethea Palmer has been General Manager at Arnold & Henderson, a London catering company. She also oversaw the running of Rochelle Canteen in Arnold Circus.