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Paul Somerville

Executive Head Chef

The Cartwheel Inn is pleased to introduce, award-winning chef, Paul Somerville. With over 30 years of experience working in professional kitchens, Paul is leading the team here at The Cartwheel Inn, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and a sumptuous love of food.

Originally from Lochmaben, Paul started his career with a summer job at The Creebridge House Hotel in Newton Stewart and it was here that he developed his love of cooking.

Moving south, Paul worked at the Michelin-starred L’Ortolan restaurant, near Reading, Berkshire. To be nearer to his family he moved back to Creebridge, where he developed his career at The Creebridge and subsequently The Selkirk Arms. In 2015 Paul was named Chef of the Year in the Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards.

Whether creating a simple but delicious dish or experimenting with a new menu, we are committed to sourcing and using local produce.

We welcome locals and visitors alike. So whether you are stopping in to sample our Lunch Bites menu after an invigorating walk on the Whitsbury Down or you are joining friends for dinner, Paul and the team offer you a warm welcome.

Paul Somerville

Executive Head Chef

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