His previous experience includes the Chester Grosvenor where he progressed to become sous chef, The Pig and Whistle in Cartmel and The Wheatsheaf in Brigsteer.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to join an already very successful team, and I am extremely honoured and excited to get started at The George & Dragon.
“I’m looking forward to playing my part in providing a great all-round dining experience and making the most of the abundant produce and resources from the Lowther family estate.”
General manager Chris Curry, added:“We are delighted to welcome Gareth as our new head chef and we are all looking forward to working with him.
“He is a well-respected chef who is familiar with the seasonal demands of a Cumbrian restaurant and we’re sure that he will bring an enormous amount of knowledge and experience.”
PICTURE (from left): Chris Curry, Gareth Webster and owner Charles Lowther