About Us

Roger Hawkshaw


In their most recent venture, Roger and his wife Emie took on The Winterbourne in Winterbourne Bassett. Roger prides himself in using fresh seasonal produce, quality meats and fish. His perpetually evolving menu is testament to this.


Roger’s career really took off when he was appointed as Junior Sous Chef at the 3AAA rosette Kitley Hotel under James Tanner (of the Tanner Brothers). A Roux Scholarship followed with a two-year placement at the Relais Chateau, Lake Plaid Lodge in North State New York USA. Roger also worked at the 1 Michelin Star, New Angel as Senior Sous Chef to John Burton-Race, for several Years.


Moving to Wiltshire, Roger gained a great reputation at the Barbury Inn, receiving 10/10 review from Wiltshire Life’s Magazines Secret Diner, then ranking 2nd in the Wiltshire Life Magazines Pub Of the Year.

As a result of his success, Roger took the position of head chef at The White Horse Compton Bassett Gaining 2AA Rosettes & Michelin recognition. The Winterbourne was the first step to developing their own pub and restaurant, leading to the opportunity to take on The George.

Locally Sourced Produce Marlborough
The George at Kempsford

Emie Hawkshaw


As part of a successful husband and wife team, Emie is the front of house maestro that keeps the customer experience impressing those who visit The George.


After working in customer facing roles for over 18 years, ranging from managing a bespoke retail operation to Michelin and 3 rosette Restaurants, Emie knew that her real passion lay in hospitality.


With nearly a decade in the catering industry, Emie knows that every establishment is different and therefore different approaches are often required. As well as expert knowledge of of running a pub/bar. She has proved herself to be capable of retaining a creative and competitive edge in the marketplace ensuring she meets the needs and expectations of the customers.