John was born into a farming family from Epworth North Lincolnshire, so understands the importance of freshly produced local produce.
On leaving school he entered into a hospitality and catering course at ‘North Lindsey College’ after which he worked in and around the Yorkshire region.
After several years of successfully running restaurants, he decided to return to higher education completing a three year university course in hotel management which involved work placements in France.
John later returned to work in France at the celebrated Chateau de Bellecroix in Chagny, in the heart of the Burgundy wine region becoming close friends with the hotel’s proprietors the Gautier family.
After returning to the UK John decided it was time to venture into business once again and searched the country for suitable premises. The lure of his home county of Lincolnshire was beckoning, and after much searching found The Queens Head, Kirkby la Thorpe. Later becoming Managing Director of ‘Clark Taverns & Inns’
Over the years John has made numerous television and radio appearances, promoting Lincolnshire food.
Chateau de Bellecroix