He was as soon as the darling of the culinary scene and the primary British chef to be awarded three Michelin stars.
But after launching a brand new profession as a boutique lodge proprietor, the fiery Marco Pierre-White appears to have run out of steam.
His Cotswolds hideaway, the Rudloe Arms, has been described by some friends as a ‘nightmare’ and in comparison with Fawlty Towers.
It has lately acquired a string of detrimental evaluations on Tripadvisor, with some warnings to potential friends to ‘approach with caution’ and ‘give it a very wide berth’.
Pierre-White, 61, purchased the Grade II listed Rudloe, in Corsham, close to Bath, in 2012, and after intensive refurbishment, the 40-bedroom lodge has gained important acclaim.
Pierre-White, 61, (pictured) purchased the Grade II listed Rudloe in Corsham, close to Bath, in 2012
Three years in the past some viewers complained about ‘steamy’ art work on the Rudloe’s partitions after Channel 4 confirmed it on A Very British Hotel Chain: Inside Best Western
But in current months, friends on the unique Hell’s Kitchen star lodge, the place a double room prices from £145, have complained about horrible meals and poor service.
A current customer described it as ‘like staying in Fawlty Towers’.
Another mentioned: ‘I can solely advise everybody to keep away from this “hotel” just like the plague!!
“Marco Pierre White, I’m not sure you know what’s going on in your name, but if you do, hang your head in shame. If you don’t, maybe you should.’
Another review last month read: ‘I was skeptical about this hotel after reading the bad reviews and I was right.
“Our experience is terrible. Terrible experience, terrible hotel.’
The Rudloe Arms, has been labeled a ‘nightmare’ by some guests and compared to Fawlty Towers
Another said, “What a load of PENS. Would we come back again? 100% NO. (Unless there was an apocalypse and the showers were still running.)’
However, some guests were satisfied, one giving it a ‘very good rating’ for the ‘perfect food and incredible, caring staff where nothing is too much trouble’.
The hotel’s website says it prides itself on offering a welcoming atmosphere and friendly staff.
It says about Rudloe’s restaurant: ‘Perfect food and incredible, caring staff where “nothing is too much trouble” is what makes this really distinctive English boutique nation home No. 1 within the space.’
Three years in the past, some viewers complained about “steamy” art work on the Rudloe’s partitions after Channel 4 aired it on A Very British Hotel Chain: Inside Best Western.
Pierre-White grew to become the primary British chef to win three Michelin stars when he was 33. He was mentored by Albert and Michel Roux in Mayfair and later teamed up with Gordon Ramsay – till the pair fell out.