Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw and Sharp’s Brewery have teamed up to take over the Mariners pub in Rock.
It will be the brewery’s first public house, and will open this summer, with up to 20 jobs expected to be created, and the pub is now recruiting kitchen and bar staff.
The new joint tenancy will see the kitchen overseen by Nathan Outlaw, and it will be led by executive chef, Paul Ripley, who has worked as Mr Outlaw’s company development chef for the past two years, where he most recently helped open Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac.
For the summer opening, the property will undergo low-key refurbishment to make the most of the two-levelled space and the expansive views out over the Camel Estuary.
The opportunity for the brewery’s first pub arose through a conversation between Sharp’s retail and hospitality manager, Ed Hughes, and the pub’s previous tenant.
Mr Hughes said: “I got a call to say that the Mariners lease was coming up and my ears immediately pricked up.
“ We were not on a search for our own pub, but the opportunity to take up residence in this iconic pub in our home village was just too good to be true.
“ We gave Nathan a call and he was just as keen as we were. This is the most natural collaboration and it’s all coming together really quickly, but in a really exciting way.’’
Mr Outlaw said he had long admired pubs which sold simple quality food, but didn’t dream that one day he would be opening one.
“ When Ed called to invite us on board, it didn’t take long for Paul and I to start bouncing ideas off each other and getting excited over creating a public house with great food, drink and service at its heart.”