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The Bradley Hare was born out of a collaboration of multidisciplinary minds; in conjunction with the Duke of Somerset’s estate, James Thurstan and Andrew Kelly worked towards the mutual goal of building an inn that is at the heart of the village and the local community. The Bradley Hare aims to stay true to the roots of the building, creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where locals can meet and mix with the inn’s guests.

Bjorn Annegarn

General Manager

Bjorn’s name is Swedish but he has a South African accent, a dutch grandfather and he lives in Wiltshire. He is a keen fly fisherman and passionate about gathering, hunting and growing food. His career started as a safari guide in Southern Africa, where he introduced people to the sights, smells and sounds of Africa and her fauna and flora.

After his degree, in International Hospitality Management in Switzerland, he joined Singita in the Serengeti, Tanzania. Singita is set on the great plains of the Serengeti in the perfect location to witness the Great Wildebeest migration.

More recently his adventures have taken him to England where he assisted with the opening of The Parade Cinema in Marlborough, a boutique cinema and restaurant.

Bjorn has a diverse background, in the same way that he introduced tourists to the sights, smells and sounds of Africa he would like to curate experiences; tastes, smells, sounds and sights that are authentically English. The Bradley Hare is a great canvas to further develop these experiences.

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