Guy welcomes award for Hexham chef

Kevin MacLean, Head Chef at The Rat Inn in Anick, was this week named as Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year. Kevin was nominated by Hexham MP Guy Opperman for the competition, which was organised by the British Pub and Beer Association and the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group. Kevin was one of four finalists who took part in a cook-off last month in London, and he was announced as the overall winner at a ceremony at the House of Commons.

Kevin said: “Thank you to Guy for nominating us. It’s nice to be part of such a great competition and I hope this highlights all the good work the pubs are doing.”

Hexham MP Guy Opperman said: “The Rat Inn is one of the finest pubs we have in this constituency and I am delighted that Kevin has been recognised for his fantastic food. Congratulations to Kevin on a great achievement.”