Our team and regular guests are looking forward to welcoming our 'new' Head Chef Fred Clapperton to Coast Restaurant when we reopen.
Fred has moved to sunny Pembrokeshire from the Surrey Hills where he was Head Chef at Michelin starred Clockhouse Restaurant in Ripley. Fred took on the Head Chef role at the restaurant in 2016 winning his first Michelin star one year later which he has retained until his departure.
We are delighted to confirm that our Coast Restaurant and Kiosk Cafe will be able to reopen its doors once this nasty virus has passed.
Coast and the Kiosk (part of the Seren Collection) has been able to secure the government backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan to protect our future in the aftermath of Covid-19. Lots of businesses are currently working with their lenders to protect themselves with these arrangements and we wish them the best of luck in that endeavour. It is vitally important to the British economy that all of us are successful in re-establishing ourselves once the virus has passed us by.
We are also pleased to confirm that the government furloughing arrangements mean that every member of our team here at Coast and within the Seren Collection, over 100 in total, have been retained. This means that the exceptional quality standards our customers enjoyed before the crisis are assured once we reopen.
The loan also protects our valued business partners and suppliers who can be assured that we will meet our obligations to them over the coming weeks. Protecting your future is a clear priority for us too, and helps us all have the best chance of seamlessly rebooting our operations when the time comes.
Thank you again to all those in UK & Welsh Government, Kate Nicholls and her team at UKHospitality, Greer Hooper at Barclays and our other lenders for the remarkable support and concern for our industry and ourselves during these extraordinary times.
Finally, thank you for the hundreds of messages of support from our wonderful guests who understand how much our restaurant means to us and our team. We look forward to welcoming you to Coast Restaurant soon.
So pleased to hear that. We look forward to enjoying your wonderful hospitality again as soon as we can, and to working with you again when things return to some kind of normal. Take care everyone and love and best wishes to all of your staff, customers, and their friends and families. If any of you have bored children - check out our competition Pembrokeshire Sea Salt Company. X
Well done, good work.......look forward to seeing you all when this is over 💙
Good Luck. We will be back when this wretched business is over
Great news - well done to all of you. we’ll look forward very much to visiting again 🙂
What a great message , as professional and good as your food 👏
Fantastic news will definitely pay a visit when we can
That's great news!
Great news we look forward to returning
Great News! Stay safe and well everyone x
Really hope that we can see you all again early summer .. 😎
Excellent news. Xx
So so pleased!
Great news, we have a gift voucher and are looking forward to celebrating with you when you reopen
Such amazing news and it is great to see these schemes already working.
Can’t wait to visit again. Already needing beautiful food NOT cooked by myself 😂
Great news - a lovely restaurant in a stunning location
Good to hear it. Stay safe x
Brilliant news glad to here that the scheme is up & running to give business peace of mind 😁
Great news and can’t wait to visit when this is over 👍🏼
Wonderful and positive story...❤️
Brilliant news can't wait to visit again. Fantastic meal ♥️
Fantastic news and we look forward to visiting again 🙌
It has been an emotional time over the last few weeks which has been overwhelming for everybody. As per the government instruction we have now closed our doors for the time being whilst the country deals with the implications of coronavirus.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the support and goodwill we have received over the last few weeks as so many of you were so clearly concerned for us and our survival. Its been an emotional rollercoaster slowly watching our dreams and livelihoods falling apart but the Chancellor has changed all that. We can now see a clear path ahead and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Coast Restaurant very soon.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this most difficult of times.
Over the last year Joshua has been a great support to all our chefs, originally with Allister Barsby when he was at Grove and more recently with our Head Chef Thomas Hine at Coast, where he was recently promoted to Sous Chef.
Always first in, his work ethic and passion for 'chefing' is unquestionable. Those who know him will also recognise that he is also one of the most loved chaps in our little family. Thank you Joshua for being such a strength to so many people. X ... See MoreSee Less
We are delighted to announce that Fred Clapperton will take over at Coast Restaurant as our Head Chef in March.
Raised in Nottinghamshire, Fred spent his younger years working in a local village pub pot washing where he watched and learned how a kitchen was run. Quickly realising he wanted to unearth his creativity, he took every opportunity to learn more about the cooking side before he was quickly responsible for running the kitchen. He then started to branch out and spent time in his early career at the 2 AA Rosette Bibury Court Hotel. In 2012 he moved to the Michelin starred Drakes in Surrey, where he worked his way up through the ranks. The restaurant was rebranded as The Clock House in 2016, at which point Fred took over the kitchen as Head Chef. One year later Fred won his first Michelin Star.
Fred’s arrival comes as further investment is planned for our restaurant with a thoughtful refurbishment by acclaimed UK designer, Martin Hulbert.
Managing Director of The Seren Collection, Neil Kedward said: “Fred is the perfect fit for us for many reasons but his cooking style is what really stood out. His creative modern approach and lightness of touch fits our aspirations for Coast Restaurant. He is a confident and intelligent young chef who clearly knows his own mind and cooking style and we can’t wait to welcome him to Pembrokeshire. It’s a very exciting new chapter for Coast.”
Future Head Chef at Coast, Fred Clapperton said: “I am thrilled to be joining the Seren Collection, and heading up Coast. It is a stunning and inspiring location and I look forward to being a part of its evolution as we drive to create a memorable experience to accompany the location.”
We look forward to celebrating current Head Chef Tom Hine’s 2.5 years with us with a fabulous last supper to be announced shortly. ... See MoreSee Less
Our kitchen brigade for today’s Christmas Day Lunch service. All ready at work preparing a delicious lunch for a restaurant filled with guests enjoying this stunning day on the beach with their families.