The chef

The Purefoy Arms is the new home of chef patron Gordon Stott. Winner of the 2017 national ‘Pub Chef of the Year’ at the prestigious Craft Guild of Chefs Awards, also known as the ‘Chef’s Oscars’.


Having trained at Tante Marie Culinary Academy, Gordon started his career at The Carnarvon Arms near Newbury and the 5-star Vineyard at Stockcross. He joined The Sun Inn, Dummer, as a sous chef in 2010, where he quickly took over the reigns as landlord and head chef aged 20, gaining a national reputation and accolades including 2 AA Rosettes, Michelin Bib Gourmand, and ‘Gastro Pub of the Year’ (Food & Drink Awards England 2016).

In 2017, he was recognised as one of the brightest prospects in the hospitality industry after receiving an Acorn Award, and was recently a finalist in The British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame.

He was named ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the 2017 INSPIRE Business Awards, having been a finalist for three years running. Gordon also helped to launch the UK’s first Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year Competition and was a finalist in 2016 and 2018.

Awards and accolades

Acorn Award 2017

Craft Guild of Chefs Pub Chef of the Year 2017
(Winner); Finalist 2016 & 2015

UK Parliamentary Young Pub
Chef of the Year 2016 & 2018

Inspire Awards Young Businessperson
of the Year 2016
(Winner); Finalist 2015 & 2014

Gastro Pub of England in the
Food Awards England 2018
(Winner – The Purefoy Arms)

2 AA Rosettes 2018-2022
(Purefoy Arms)

Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018
(Finalist - The British Travel & Hospitality Hall of Fame)

Pub of the Year 2022
(Sliver -  Beautiful South Awards)