The new owners of a village pub say they are determined to restore the site to its former glory. The Halfway House in Challock, near Ashford, has undergone a extensive refurbishment in recent weeks after Jason and Vicky Piper collected the keys to the establishment last month. We used to bring the kids here and always thought it had a lot of potential so when we found out it was for sale we just had to go for it.
Refurbishment is now complete, we have had people working day and night to create our vision for this great village pub.
“Our aim is to bring the village pub back to its former glory.”
Our new chefs are masters at what they do. They are passionate about locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. Our menus are very much based around great traditional pub food but we do like to challenge what is considered “traditional”. You will notice influences from around the world in all our dishes but overall you are guaranteed to get great rustic food cooked to a very high standard.
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Alex has a passion for cooking with fresh and local ingredients. He graduated as a professional chef from Westminster Kingsway College and has since worked mainly in fine dining, but also private dinner parties and cooking for his local rugby club; Tring, Hertfordshire. He has also travelled much of the world learning about other cuisines as well as participating in, and often winning culinary competitions. He is excited to be working at The Halfway House offering freshly cooked, well executed dishes to our customers.
Studied at Westminster Kingsway for 3 years and passed out with a full diploma. I’ve worked at many restaurants with different styles, from fine dining in London and Hertfordshire, to pubs and chain restaurants. I personally love to cook rustic and filling meals that always leave people full and happy. My ethos for food is to do as little as possible to it, but do it right, and make the most out of local and fresh ingredients. I hope we can revamp this local favourite of a pub, and turn it back into a well known eatery with the space to grow.
Studied at Westminster Kingsway for 3 years and passed out with a full diploma. When I was 16 I started my first company called J’s canapés and ran that for two years, until I closed it and opened up a new catering company called Two And A Half Pigs Ltd with my business partners Alfie Piper, and have been running that ever since. Along side running the company I have also worked in a few different restaurant, cafes and golf clubs working with them to redo menus and helping them back to there former glory. My ethos for food is fresh ingredients, local suppliers and simple food done right.