Mark has only ever wanted to pursue a career in catering. As any aspiring chef does, he headed straight to the bright lights of London after finishing his catering studies at Stratford Upon Avon. His early experience began in the kitchens of the prestigious Claridges hotel. After spending three years working through all departments of the kitchen, absorbing and learning everything as he went, he spent the next few years progressing up the ladder in large restaurants such as the Avenue and the Atlantic.


In 2002, Mark decided to change his focus and surroundings. He moved to Wiltshire to work with an old friend from London who had recently taken over a busy village pub. It was here that Mark met 'Mrs Chef'.


In 2008, they both moved to Stroud. Following some time familiarising themselves with the local area, Mark took a job as head chef at Cowley Manor, a boutique hotel outside of Cheltenham.


In 2011, Mark decided that the time was right to start his first solo venture and set about creating his own business at mark@street in Nailsworth.


In July 2015 Mark and Sarah purchased the Bell Inn. Within 18 months of opening, the Inn was Michelin listed, awarded two rosettes by the AA and listed in The Good Food Guide - quite an achievement! When not in the the pub or at the allotment, Mark and Sarah can be found relaxing at home with Boris and pub dog, Bacchus.






Mark believes that a kitchen will only ever be as good as the people that supply it. To this end, Mark has sought out some of the best locally based suppliers. By doing this he can keep food miles to a minimum whilst forging strong relationships with trustworthy, passionate people like himself.


These suppliers include:


Country Quality Meats, Nailsworth

01453 835058


New Wave Seafoods, Fairford

01285 715160


Bramleys Wholesale, Cirencester

01453 890015


Talking Wines, Cirencester

01285 650250


Tris Lusty  small holding farmer supplying lamb

01453 760017



Hania Cheese

01453 884320


Sherston Free Range Egg Farm, Tetbury
01454 238033


Uley Brewery, Uley

01453 860120