George Barson


George’s passion for cooking was ignited by the palette of his grandfather a keen home cook which ultimately led to culinary college, after which he joined Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage kitchen where he cultivated his knowledge and passion for carefully sourced, considered ingredients.

Following River Cottage, George enjoyed stints with Nuno Mendes at Viajante, Dinner with Heston and Kitty Fisher’s where he rose to Executive Chef and oversaw the launch & opening of Cora Pearl. George describes his dishes as underpinned by nostalgia with a contemporary, technique driven style.

Will Scott-Masson

General manager
Will's hospitality journey began in France in 1981, the day after he left school, but he really cut his teeth in Bath in the early-mid eighties in the Theatre Vaults restaurant.

Since then he has worked in pubs and restaurants all over Britain, including a few stints in our sister site The Beckford Arms.

Passionate about service, there's not much Will can't turn his hand to. A former actor Will gains a great deal more satisfaction from ensuring guests have a wonderful and memorable experience than he does from treading the boards.

He is exuberant about training staff and imbuing them with the same care and attention he lavishes on our guests.

Rosie Cooper

Bath-born and bred, Rosie has been at the Beckford Canteen from the very beginning.

Starting her hospitality career while still in school, Rosie swapped her workbooks for wine qualifications and hopes to add further accolades this year.

Hospitality is in Rosie’s heart and soul and in her free time, you’ll find her, Sbagliato in hand, in a trendy, independent restaurant.

In the Canteen, Rosie is always dishing up the good vibes, creating a buzz of happy guests on a busy night, while also being a devil for detail...


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