A PRESTIGIOUS chef has swapped serving up dishes to royalty for the kitchen of a Garstang pub.
John Noon, the former winner of a coveted Michelin Star award, has taken over at The Horns Inn with his partner Jeni Perrin, after more than 45 years’ experience in the industry.
Mr Noon, 60, of Lytham, has worked for a number of luxurious restaurants.
They include The Westbury in Mayfair, where he was made Chef de Cuisine aged 26 and Red Cube in Leicester Square where he catered for Prince Charles.
He said: “I was brought up in Blackpool and lived here since I was four-years-old and wanted to come back and do something for myself.
“I always put in 110 per cent and that’s what customers will see when they come to The Horns Inn.
“Everything will be made from scratch, from the sauces to the pastries.
“I want people to come to The Horns Inn and say ‘that was amazing.”
The hotel is currently undergoing a £370,000 refurbishment and will take on 20 members of staff when it opens in Mid-March.
Mr Noon added: “The food will be fantastic and at competitive prices.
“We’re going to offer different and exciting pub food, all the ingredients for which will be locally sourced.
“This is a perfect opportunity and I’m really excited about it because we’ve got a really good team going in there.”