Sensing that the end of summer is nigh and the colder weather is on its way, the restaurant at the Grovefield House Hotel has launched its new ‘pie of the month’ campaign.

Head Chef Imad crafted the recipe for the first of his pies – a ham hock with pea filling – in the kitchen of Hamilton’s Restaurant, the recently re-accredited two AA rosettes eatery that combines hearty English classic dishes with Modern European cuisine.

The pie – and indeed all of the food at the Grovefield – takes its influences from Imad’s varied upbringing and culinary experiences. He grew up in the Lebanon and, before coming to Britain, spent five years in Greece mastering the art of cooking fresh fish, all of which translates into the dishes he has created in the kitchens at The Bear Hotel in Woodstock; The Castle Hotel in Windsor, the Michelin-starred Gravetye Manor and Le Meridien in London.

His team uses the finest in locally sourced ingredients and over the coming months the different flavours of the pies will reflect the cooking style of the restaurant, with modern takes on classic recipes.

The ham hock and pea pie is available now in the lounge bar of the Grovefield House Hotel and comes with mashed potato, gravy and seasonal vegetables for £9.95.

Emma Bedall, General Manager of the Grovefield says the new pies are one of a number of new meals to be added to the menu in the coming months: “Having sampled the first of Imad’s pies, I can guarantee visitors will love them,” she says. “There will be several variations on classics like chicken and mushroom and steak and ale, each of them will be as delicious as each other!”

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