Paul Ainsworth

Episode 4 | Just Add Beer

A name that rolls off the tongue as one of the most famous chefs in Cornwall, Paul is the talent behind two of Padstow’s most applauded eateries – Paul Ainsworth at No.6 and Rojano’s in the Square.

Southampton born, he made his way to Cornwall via the kitchens of Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing. In 2011 he trumped some of the nation’s top chefs when he made it to the final of BBC2’s Great British Menu, and he was awarded his first Michelin star by 2012. Recognised for his unique style of cooking, Paul’s dishes showcase the best Cornish produce sourced from local farmers, fishermen and artisan suppliers.

Podcast Beer Pairings

Innis & Gunn The Original: Innis & Gunn's flagship beer. Their unique bourbon barrel ageing process brings flavours like vanilla and toffee but with a big malty character, something you'd expect from a classic scotch ale. More info.

Old Tom, by Robinsons Brewery: This drinkable beer has been in the Robinsons family since 1899. 120 years on and it’s still the same great tasting ale, brewed to the same recipe.  More info.

Featured Restaurants

The Hand And Flowers: The only pub in the UK with two Michelin stars. The Hand And Flowers are located in the beautiful Georgian town of Marlow, where they serve delicious, award-winning food in welcoming and comfortable surroundings. More info.

The Seafood Restaurant (by Rick Stein): Opened by Rick Stein and Jill Stein in 1975, The Seafood Restaurant in Padstow is famous for establishing an international reputation for the very freshest fish and shellfish, often landed on our doorstep. Head Chef Pete Murt and our team of chefs create simple seafood dishes with classic flavours using Rick’s recipes.  More info.

Paul Ainsworth Restaurants & Bedrooms

Bread & Butter Pudding

By Paul Ainsworth

This dish is a true classic that people love by Paul Ainsworth. It reminds Paul of his time spent working with Gary Rhodes.