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Ruth Watson

Restaurateur, food writer and television presenter, Ruth Watson is an accomplished broadcaster and brilliant awards host. Former presenter of Channel 5's The Hotel Inspector, Ruth's wealth of experience within the hotels and restaurant business combined with her marketing expertise makes her the perfect speaker to educate the hospitality industry. Warm and professional, Ruth would make an excellent awards host or conference facilitator. 

Ruth Watson a restauranteur, hotelier and well known TV presenter and food writer. She has presented on a variety of subjects including food and drink, hospitality and restoration. A consummate awards host and presenter, Ruth is the perfect choice for live events.

Ruth was star of the Channel 5 TV series The Hotel Inspector. She is also a broadcaster, food writer and charming and consummate awards host.

In 1983, Watson and her husband David bought Hintlesham Hall in Hintlesham, Suffolk as a restaurant and cookery school, which over six years they turned into a 33-room hotel, with an 18 hole golf course. In 1990 they bought the Fox and Goose Inn at Fressingfield, launching it as one of Britain's first ever gastropubs. In November 1999, they bought the Crown and Castle hotel in Orford near Woodbridge, Suffolk, which they have fully restored and run as a modern country house hotel.

Ruth’s experience as a restauranteur led her to be an acclaimed food writer, she worked as an inspector for the Good Food Guide. In 1994 by friend Delia Smith to be a contributing food editor on Sainsbury's Magazine. Watson subsequently became food editor of the Daily Mail Weekend magazine, for which she was shortlisted for a Glenfiddich Award as newspaper cookery writer in 2001, and won twice as Cookery Writer of the year - in 1997 and 2000. Since, she has published several cookery books which have been very successfully received.

In Autumn 2005, Ruth's public profile greatly increased when she became the star of the Channel 5 television series The Hotel Inspector. The series sees Ruth visit struggling British hotels and attempt to turn their fortunes around by suggesting changes based on her own vast experience in the business. The Hotel Inspector has become one of Channel 5's most popular series of the 2000's (the show won a Royal Television Society Award in November 2006). Ruth left the show after three series.

Since 2007, Ruth has fronted a number of Channel 4 shows, including three series of Country House Rescue, which were incredibly successful and Ruth Watson's Hotel Rescue.

A professional and charismatic awards host and presenter, Ruth’s direct style of wealth of knowledge in the hospitality industry makes her a brilliant choice for live events.

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