In taking over Winteringham Fields, Colin McGurran was able to fulfil a lifelong dream. Born in Zambia, to Irish and Scottish parents, and then moving to the UAE when he was six, Colin’s influences are eclectic to say the least.

After studying catering at Bournemouth College, his first work placement was at the 2-Michelin starred Domaines Haut de Loire in Onzain, France. One of his first managerial positions was with the Rotana Hotels chain in Abu Dhabi, working for the UAE Royal family as banqueting manager. The high standards expected of him by his employers have formed the basis of his own standards to this day.

Colin’s diverse experience equipped him in 2001 to take on his first business venture, The Woolpack Country Inn in West Yorkshire. It was a family venture; Colin and his sister Alyson made the Woolpack one of the best restaurants in the area.


Winteringham Fields is the goal Colin had been aiming for. Maintaining the high standards set by Germain and Annie Schwab is a tough challenge, but one that he relishes.

With his wife, Bex, and his two daughters, one of whom was born just a few days after taking over Winteringham Fields, Colin has his hands more than full. But the thrill of guiding Winteringham Fields’ future will be apparent to all the guests we welcome through our doors.

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