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General Manager


South Lodge


With almost 30 years’ experience in the hospitality sector David has built a career on the back of a strong Food and Beverage focus with an ethos on quality and providing great hospitality.

Having worked for Exclusive Hotels and Venues since 2002, where he was Restaurant Manager at Pennyhill Park & Spa, he gradually progressed to Deputy General Manager in 2008. In 2009 he was made Interim General Manager at The Manor House Hotel and Golf Club in Caste Coombe before taking on the full time General Manager position at Lainston House, near Winchester in April 2010. He moved as General Manager to South Lodge, near Horsham, West Sussex in 2013 which is currently home to 2 quality Restaurants; The 2 AA Rosette Camellia and the 3AA Rosette, The Pass.

Currently overseeing a £14 million spa development at the hotel, which promises to be one of the hottest new spa’s to open this later this year which will include a new restaurant concept to further position South Lodge as a resort destination.