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Celebrity chef heads in to village pub

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  1. Chiddingstone

    Chiddingstone New Member

    Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White will be spending the evening at a pub in Chiddingstone next week to launch his own ale and support the charity Help for Heroes.

    Marco Pierre White

    The Hell’s Kitchen star will be appearing at the Castle Inn on Wednesday – arriving at noon and staying on to the evening to sign copies of his book and help raise money for the armed forces charity.
    He has been invited to attend by friend John McManus, the chef director at the inn.
    Mr McManus said:
    The beer, called The Governor after a greyhound owned by the star’s father, will be available as will copies of his new book, Marco Made Easy.
    Mr Pierre White said of the beer:
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  2. Chiddingstone

    Chiddingstone New Member

    Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White has launched his first beer at a historic pub in the picturesque village of Chiddingstone.
    The Castle Inn was chosen as the perfect pub to unveil The Governor due to the Hell’s Kitchen star’s long-standing friendship with its chef director, John McManus.
    Named after one of his father’s greyhounds, Mr White said his motive for launching a beer was “purely romantic”, saying:
    Mr White has several pubs himself, including The Chequers in nearby Maresfield, Sussex, where he only serves real ales and cider and no lager.

    Locals from the National Trust village near Edenbridge turned out in force for the launch last Wednesday (July 27) to meet Mr White and enjoy a pint the beer. Guests enjoyed an alfresco lunch that included poached and roasted Kentish beef sirloin prepared by head chef Andy Wilson.
    Mr McManus, who has been friends with Mr White for 30 years after they trained together in London, said:

    The event raised £260 for Help the Heroes.


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