Award winning Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa appoints Lee Cooper as Executive Head Chef

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa in Newmarket, Suffolk has welcomed Lee Cooper as its new Executive Head Chef of Squires Restaurant and Roxana Bar.

Staffordshire-born Cooper joins Squires Restaurant from his role as Executive Chef at Milsoms,  Kesgrave Hall in Ipswich. Prior to Milsoms, his skills were honed at The Ickworth Hotel, The Crewe Hall Hotel and Mottram Hall Hotel, before moving to East Anglia where he worked at a range of hotels and restaurants, including Infusions Bury St Edmunds and The Oaksmere in Eye.

Cooper will be bringing his wealth of experience in high-end gastro-style dining to Squires Restaurant to showcase the fantastic produce from Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. He vows to continue Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa commitment to supporting the suppliers within the local community, reducing their carbon footprint as a result where possible.

Commenting on the new appointment, The Chief Executive, Noel Byrne, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Lee as Executive Head Chef at Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa. Lee’s cooking style will really complement the hotel and our current offering. He has a great passion and we can not wait to see what he achieves.”

Lee Cooper, Executive Head Chef commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa and to work with a skilled team of chefs. I can’t wait to add my stamp to the future menus and I hope to bring a truly special experience to every guest.”

Squires Restaurant is open to residents and non-residents, their award-winning dining and artistic décor make for a charismatic ambiance. For more information and to book a table, please visit or call 0800 6522991.

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