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Opening 12pm, Saturday 6th October

History

We are currently researching the history of the pub and we'll share it here when it's finished. If you have any information from times gone by you'd like to share we'd love to hear from you so please get in touch.




Our crew

As our crew come on board, we'll be adding them here so you can get to know some faces...



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Front of house

 

Rob Broadbent

Manager

Having spent many years running another Brunning and Price pub The Hare in Tunbridge Wells Rob is delighted to be back in the B&P family at The Clog, having spent time in Notting Hill in between. Rob likes nothing more than pulling pints and cracking bants behind the bar and is a real foodie at heart.

 

Jony Massaro

Deputy Manager

Jony started life as a chef, where he gained a love for all things foodie. He soon found his real talent was out the front and has been pulling pints behind the bar of The Clog for almost five years. His passion is rum and port, but he assures us ‘never together’ although we all think he has probably tried it. Jony spends most of his free time getting into adventures with his 4 year old son Frank, who is a superhero.

 

Patsy Smith

Assistant Manager

Our Patsy has been at The Clog for five years having previously helped run the catering operations at Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers football clubs, along with 5 years at Northcote Hotel. Her hospitality is legendary in these parts and having lived in Blackburn all her life it appears she officially knows everyone in a five mile radius of the pub. Her two lovely boys keep her busy when she is not working and she is partial to a rhubarb gin and tonic when she gets the time.

 

Beth Hunt

Assistant Manager

Never without a smile on her face, Beth is a Clog and Billycock girl to the bottom of her clogs, having joined on leaving school when she was 16. 5 years on our resident nanny, child performer, happy birthday specialist, and latte queen just loves making people happy. Beth runs a local rangers group with her mum and has 62 badges including tricky knots and sing along songs, and likes to go to the local kennels to hug puppies on her days off.

 

Emma Hunt

Assistant Manager

Emma is in her second stint at The Clog having recently returned from Australia where she picked Bananas for $22 per hour, a story we never get tired of hearing about. A singing, dancing, acting triple threat Emma also teaches dance, ballet, tap & modern jazz at the local school making her a quadruple threat on the dance floor. Bubbly, likeable and unflappable it has been great to have her back on the Clog stage.



Kitchen

Chris Irwin

Head Chef

Chris was born in Germany whilst his Dad was stationed in the Air Force. Chris came to us having successfully ran the kitchen at another Brunning and Price pub, Old Hall in Sandbach for three years. He loves to spends his free time with his daughter, loves Bolton FC and has a strange affliction to the word bacon.

 

Robert Riley

Sous Chef

As well as honing his skills locally in some of the more renowned ‘gastro’ pubs in Lancashire, Rob is also very keen on his Am Dram. A key player with St Cuthbert’s Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society, he is most renowned for his roles of Prez in The Pajama Game and Lieutenant Cable in South Pacific. Burnley born and bred, the banter with the Blackburn lads is at times educational and occasionally in song.

 

Declan Robinson

Chef de Partie

After leaving the army, local lad Declan moved to Nottingham to study his level three in cookery and work in some great bars, restaurants and pubs. Declan or ‘Disco Dec’ loves his happy hardcore and can often be seen living up to his name when he is bobbing round the kitchen. When not in the kitchen you will find Declan on the golf course or on the terraces at Ewood Park supporting his beloved Rovers.

 

Nicolas Thwaites

Chef de Partie

A keen Liverpool supporter who wisely kept this from Rob during his interview. Nick loves his music and plays a mean guitar and is the nominated DJ in the kitchen. He runs the starter section and has a great eye for detail.

 

Ebi Mohammadian

Chef de Partie

Ebi has worked at the Clog and Billycock for over six years, and lovingly makes all our pies. A father of three, Ebi is a keen DIY’er and gardener and a wealth of knowledge to the chefs as he has been cooking for over 40 years. A true gentleman and a very popular member of the kitchen crew.

 

Charlotte French

Kitchen Porter

Our Lotte is the longest serving member of the team, having kept the kitchen spick and span for over 7 years. Lotte keep’s all the boys in check and is the true matriarch of the brigade. A lover of quizzes and her beloved Manchester United, her consumption of Tizer is unparalleled the world over.

 

Roberto

Kitchen Porter

Romanian Roberto has been a true god send since the day he arrived on our door step one day like Paddington Bear, with a suitcase and a smile asking for work. 18 months on his English has been sculpted by chefs so probably not quite ready to work behind the bar, but is a whizz in the kitchen. Nothing is ever too much trouble and he and Charlotte are our very own version of Statler & Waldorf