Meet The Team: Andrew Taylor
What attracted you to the role at Bel & The Dragon?
I’m super excited to be joining the team at Bel & The Dragon Churt. As an outsider looking in, I have always perceived it to be a forward-thinking brand that cares passionately about giving great service, delivering first-class food and drink, and that puts the guest at the heart of everything they do. I was looking for somewhere that I could be proud to call my place of work and look forward to continuing the great work that Mike did to establish Bel & The Dragon within the local community.
What did you do before you joined Bel & The Dragon?
I ran two country inns in the Cotswolds for a number of years before deciding to spread my wings and forge a career in premium, forward-thinking businesses. I’ve worked in a variety of management roles from coaching inns in the New Forest to larger boutique hotels in London and have successfully launched a number of flagship sites. Throughout my 15 or so years running various inns & restaurants, I have always sought out roles that would enable me to remain committed to my core values.
Tell us a little more about you…
Having recently moved out of London, I’ve set up home not too far away with my fiancée Kerry and our 11-month-old Wheaten Terrier. The original plan was to spend a bit of time renovating the place before moving in but when this amazing opportunity came up I would have been mad to turn it down. I guess it’s not so bad living in a building site when your place of work is as beautiful as Bel & The Dragon Churt!
What do you do in your spare time?
I’m a terrible golfer but love the sport and look forward to getting on (or as close as I can) to the local fairways. Having moved out of the city, I take every given opportunity to explore the local countryside with the pup so any local knowledge would be much appreciated!
Do please pop in and say hi, it would be wonderful to meet you!
Posted 17th October 2018 by Rachel Borland