In 1989 Brunning and Price was born out of the friendship of Jerry Brunning and Graham Price. Since then it's grown from a small collection of pubs in the north west of England to a group of larger family of pubs spanning the country.

Our approach to doing business hasn't changed since the beginning, preferring to run a collection of individual pubs, rather than a 'brand' or a 'chain'. We don't want to take over the world, just pride ourselves on running the best pubs we possibly can for the community we are in, and if a new location pops up that needs a B&P pub we embrace the opportunity.


Back in the day

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Latest B&P news:

Publican Awards 2017

We are delighted to have been 'Highly Commended' in the category of Best Food at this year's Publican Awards.

Our Exec Chefs, along with a selection of our talented Head Chefs donned their dickie bows in order to attend the ceremony in Battersea, London. A lovely opportunity to get together to reflect on their achievements and celebrate with a glass or two in order to dull their embarrassment thresholds enough to get on the dance floor.

Read more... and see our previous news articles


There are quite a few faces behind the scenes that keep everything running beautifully smoothly. As it's always nice to put a face to a name, you can scan down the list or click each department to find out a little more about everyone.


If you would like to email a member of the team, it's very simple, use their first name, then dot, then surname, followed by example: [email protected]



Mary Willcock

Managing Director

Mary was born and brought up in Perth, Scotland, and went to Edinburgh University to read Geography, where she aced a First and a Masters in Volcanos and Glaciers. Whenever we have a query in the Fire and Ice department, Mary is our natural go-to resource.

After uni Mary set off to explore the world, and was for a time a High Adventure Chief in North Carolina, which is what Americans call 'a climbing instructor'. Australia and New Zealand followed, and such is the way of things, she ended up working in a pub on her return to Albion, pondering the route ahead.

She didn't ponder long, and soon entered the Whitbread Graduate Training Scheme, her career climb following an inexorably upward incline with posts as Area Manager, Ops Manager and Ops Director, finally summiting as Managing Director of Slug and Lettuce. Mary subsequently poured her DNA into the deep end of the B&P gene pool in the spring of 2014, when she took over the reins as Managing Director. So there you have it: a career path littered with mixed metaphors.

On a more personal note, as a wee thing Mary appeared on the Antiques Roadshow and Songs of Praise (we would so like to see a tape of that), and her grandfather was a Battle of Britain pilot. She plays the flute and curiously her ears don't match, so in a stiff breeze she has a tendency to gently rotate, in the manner of a rotary washing line hung with a bath towel on one side and a tea towel on the other.

Mary loves baking and regularly brings her trophies into the office, and by way of balance, is a fitness hound in her local gym and has completed two half-marathons. She is married to Paul and has two step-children, Alice and Jess, and her favourite cheese is Gorgonzola.

Graham Price


Graham was born in Singapore in 1961. He went to Reigate Grammar School and Swansea University where got a 2:1 in Management Science, despite spending most of his time on the rugby field, where he got a first in Cauliflower Ears.

He joined Allied Breweries as a commercial graduate trainee in 1983 and ended up running nineteen managed houses, which was enough to convince him that he could run his own ship. He struck out in 1986 to form Associated Inns Ltd with his father. They purchased the Middle House Hotel in Mayfield, Sussex, refurbished it, and rapidly built up the business. In 1988 he joined Jerry in Brunning & Price as a partner and purchased a 26% share, selling the Middle House to devote his energies full time to the company.

In 1990 he married Judy, a vet, and consequently they have, much to Graham's delight, one horse, one pony, two breeding cows, two calves, a small flock of sheep, a dog, two cats, four ducks, a pond full of fish and a partridge in a pear tree, although sometimes it's in the apple tree, or the plum tree. More importantly, though, finally he had to give up rugby, and is still looking for a new outlet for his aggression and competitive instinct - much as he may try, golf just isn't it.

In 2007 Graham sold his shares in the company to The Restaurant Group, but continued to run the show until the spring of 2014, when he handed over the reins to Mary and became an advisor to the company, working two days a week or so.

Graham is generally known as GP, because those are his initials.

Jo Meakin

Operations Director (North)

Jo, who has a degree in Retail Management, originally came to head office as personnel manager having been a deputy manager at the Glasfryn in Mold, and before that an assistant manager at the Pant yr Ochain, so she knows the score. The role of Operations Director (North) is a challenging one, and she has to keep many plates spinning at the same time. Her common sense approach allied with her years in personnel enable her to keep on top of the many tricky and sensitive issues that arise each day.

Tom Fletcher

Operations Director (South)

After eight successful years with the Malmaison/Hotel Du Vin group working as General Manager in the beautiful city of Edinburgh Tom decided to sacrifice the rooms side of things and focus on his love for food and beverage joining pub life in 2010 coming on board as Operations Manager. Six fuzzy years later he now finds himself in the lofty position of Operations Director shepherding 30+ pubs and 3 operations managers in the South – it’s a tough job but somebodies got to do it! Originally from the Midlands Tom’s local watering hole was the Fox; he trained as a chef at University College Birmingham where he graduated with a Diploma and Degree (with none other than James Killick one of our other Southern Ops Managers) and spent 18 months sunning himself (and cheffing apparently) in South Carolina. He’s worked all over the country, from Birmingham to Glasgow, Hampshire to Surrey and everywhere in-between finally settling down with wife Claire, son Oscar, two cats and three fish in the rolling hills of Shropshire. He loves to cook, but all other hobbies have gone out the window with a 3 year old!

Graham Bridgewater

Chief Accountant

For one so young in years (well, comparatively anyway), Graham - AKA 'Numbers' or 'Bridgey' - has been around a bit. He cruised a 2:1 at Lancaster in Management Science with Economics, and followed it up by passing his CIMA in 1993. Since qualifying with British American Tobacco he has worked as UK and International Financial Controller for Gandalf Digital Communications, and as a Senior Management Accountant for Granada Entertainments Ltd.

Graham joined us in 1998 as our Company Accountant, and currently heads up a financial team of ten. He is the Company Secretary, which means he has legal responsibility for verifying our yearly accounts and generally being sensible.

Although Graham is a died-to-the-roots accountant, he doesn't fit the conventional picture - jeans, open-necked shirts and a motorbike are his modus operandi, but his relaxed and easy manner belies an eagle eye and a strategic brain.

He is married to Fliss, a HR consultant, and they have two daughters.


Jon Astle-Rowe

Operations Manager

Jon has been with B&P for many years, having joined as a starry-eyed young spark over 23 years ago. Over those years he’s opened and managed just about half a dozen of our various sized operations, dotted around the country. In 2015, he thought it was time he shared all that hard earned experience and moved from behind the pumps, accepting a role as Ops Manager and making way for the, possibly quicker moving, but definitely younger managers in the group.

Sal Morgan

Operations Manager

Starting out many years ago in the company as a chef, it was apparent Sal was passionate from day one. Apart from cooking, Sal's favourite pastime is travelling, spending a lot of time in Africa and Europe. He is a real fanatic of motorsport especially the Formula 1 variety, and spends most of his spare time with his wife Lara and two children Jake and Ava. After all this, any spare time goes towards Sal consuming grapes.....out of the bottle.

Stephen Butt

Operations Manager

Steve is an old school pub man who loves his ales and always has a warm and friendly way about him. He recently took up the role of Operations Manager for us having spent years behind the bars of one of our pubs or another. When he isn't working he is either jumping out of planes or at home his wife Emma and children Bethany and Connor - who both think he plays professionally for Arsenal.

Ian Slater

Operations Manager

Ian has huge experience in all aspects of the pub world: since 1999 he has managed a wide variety of venues and some seriously busy pubs. He is a confirmed wine buff and a is a qualified wine educator for the Wines and Spirits Education Trust, as well as being a self confessed foodie with a love of cooking. He is a family man with two children, and enjoys gardening, walking and a bit of DIY.

James Killick

Operations Manager

James joins us from working as an ops manager for a successful restaurant group responsible for some high profile sites in the Midlands and South West London. From his routes as a highly trained Chef he has covered pretty much every role front and back of house, which makes him an ideal fit to his role with us. He lives with his partner Jo, their son Ethan and Rocky the dog. James is still a keen footballer however is rather upset that he now can play in the veterans’ league.

Nicki Flannery


Nicki is Chester born and bred, and joined us from a good stint with the HBOS group amongst other reputable outfits. She was quizzed about her favourite tipple, and proceeded to list the entire contents of Oliver Reed's drinks cabinet, and when asked what she did at the weekend, she said 'I go to the Church', which caused a certain amount of consternation until she explained that the Church is a pub. Nicki is a lovely Mum to Isabella and we're very proud to have her fronting things up on reception.


Graham Bridgewater

Chief Accountant

Graham is the company accountant, and has to keep a grip on things. He trained with BAT in London, qualifying in 1993, and fled North to work for a datacom company and Granada before joining Brunning and Price in 1998. He is married to Fliss, an independent human resource consultant, and they have two daughters. He rides a motorbike and enjoys the aroma of warm leather and oil.

Paul Morris

Finance Manager

Paul was born at a very young age and grew up near Denbigh. He studied Finance and Business in Hull, and on his sandwich year out he managed the bar and lived above the pub at his local back home. Paul is a bit of a ladies man, being married to Helen with daughters Beth, Elin and Catrin. Previously Paul has done number crunching in Fine Art, Haulage and Cheese, and in his spare time is a School Governor and Church Treasurer. What they don't know, but we do, is that he is a bit of a wild thing (click his photo for evidence).

Andrew Beighton-Butler

Payroll Manager

Andrew is South Yorkshire born and bred, where he lived next door to a Chuckle Brother. As a career payroller and number cruncher, work gave Andrew the opportunity to cross the border and move to Manchester in 2004 but a slower, less urban life beckoned and he and his partner landed in the beautiful county of Shropshire in 2007. Andrew admits to eating well and enjoys the odd glass/bottle of wine, so working with B&P seemed like the next natural step in his journey of life.

Samantha Heather

Accounts Controller

Sam is responsible for pulling all the numbers and information together to compile the Brunning and Price profit and loss accounts. Her infinite patience and diplomacy (and firm hand) are tested when figuring out what everybody has spent all the money on. She would make a great debt counsellor.

Anne-Marie Barlow

Accounts Controller (Pub Ledgers)

Anne-Marie did her AAT training and gained accounting experience at Gibson's Tractors in Tattenhall, where she had responsibility for the Purchase and Sales Ledgers. She has a keen and incisive mind, is no stranger to a practical joke, and keeps fit by running a lot.

Janice Williams

Accounts Controller (Pub Ledgers)

Janice joined us in the Spring of 2007, and has proved to be a little ray of sunshine in the underground mines that are Accounts. She has been married to husband Rob since forever, and they have three children; Laura, Emma and Chris. They are a musical family, with Chris filling in the sporty side by being an ardent water-poloist. Janice keeps herself trim and alert by walking her dog every lunchtime – while the rest of us keep ourselves trim and alert by going to the pub.

Jane Tolson

Accounts Controller (Pub Ledgers)

Jane has been in finance almost all her working life. She started here as a temp but after a brief break returned to the fold full time. She lives in Chester and when she's not trying to sort the pub accounts out she'll be happily sipping a glass of wine while doing the gardening. Jane is one of the kindest people you could ever meet.

Jane Williams

Payroll Controller

Jane is responsible for the payroll, amongst other things, so is extremely popular and is very very nice. She has two girls, and is a passionate horsewoman - her horsebox, however, keeps bursting into flames thanks to a blackbird who recognises the exhaust manifold as home and persists in nesting there.

Aimee Meredith-Jones

Payroll Controller

Aimee is an Oswestry (Maesbury) girl, and joined the payroll team in 2014. She is happily married with a son, and another little blessing is on the way. In common with most of the girls in the office, she loves eating out, watching films and shopping, and has done a fair amount of travelling in her past particularly in America and Australia. Aimee is particularly fond of a mild Cheddar.

Kerrie Boycott

Accounts Assistant

Kerrie is a Chester girl with a passion for Prague – she and her husband Andy, a chef, go there every year and say the food is wonderful. She dotes on her little boy Jamie and her little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Lady and started off her relationship with Brunning and Price as a 14 year old in the Grosvenor Arms.

Thomas Crawford

Accounts Assistant

Tom was born and bred in Wrexham, and like all good Welshmen, has rugby running through his veins: he play hooker for Ruthin RFC. He knows us well, having worked in the kitchens at the Pant for 6 years, and he has worked within accounts since 2010. He has a reputation as an avid practical joker, so we're anxiously waiting for April 1st to come around...

Helen Arnold

Purchase Ledger Controller

Helen came to us after years of experience with Manweb, Wrexham Water and seven years at the Grosvenor Garden Centre, so she knows all there is to know about keeping unruly purchase ledgers in order. Amongst her other responsibilities she keeps her eye on the office credit card expenses, so can expect lovely Christmas and birthday presents for years to come. Helen is married to Ian and together they enjoy frequenting our pubs, both for the food and a tipple.

Caitlin Rose

Purchase Ledger Assistant

Caitlin is a B&P natural, having spent time both behind and in front of the bar at the Grosvenor. We managed to wrestle her from the clutches of the accounts team at Booker Cash and Carry, much to their loss. In terms of her various interests, Caitlin loves travelling, especially to Dubai (do I detect a serial shopper?) her favourite cheese is a strong blue, and her favourite fish is Nemo...... lightly poached in white wine with dill.

Carol Bircham

Purchase Ledger Assistant

Carol was born in Scotland but has lived in Chester most of her life with her partner Graham. They share their home with Rocky, a Border terrier and a psycho cat appropraitely called Spooks. Carol and Graham love to cruise the blue waters of the Carribean or failing that, brisk hill walking holidays in the British Isles. Prior to joining the B and P accounts team, Carol put in a lot of homework exploring our pubs.

Human Resources

Jane Wilson

Personnel Manager

Jane came to us after seven years with Nestle: she started there as Customer Services manager but soon progressed to HR manager. At university Jane took options in Cultural Studies, which basically meant watching soap operas, and she still keeps up with Cultural Studies to this day. She drinks Gavi di Gavi and is a self-confessed foodie, being particularly partial to a bit of haddock. She plays netball to redress the balance.

Elizabeth Collins

Deputy Personnel Manager

Beth did her A levels at Yale, followed by a Psychology degree at the University of Wales in Swansea. She honed her HR skills during 5 years at Airbus, and her social skills during 10 years at the Pant, her Gresford local. Unusually for one so appreciative of the pleasures of grape and hop, Beth enjoys running, with the eventual goal of completing a half marathon.

Irene Adam

Deputy Personnel Manager

Irene grew up in Geneva and loves to travel taking any opportunity for adventures in the Alps or to uncover new corners of Europe. She then ventured a bit further afield and spent two years living in Shanghai before returning to the HR team at B&P. Her other passions include rowing, food and wine which makes her the perfect candidate to work for a pub and restaurant business based in Chester on the River Dee.

Jan Bullen

Deputy Personnel Manager

Jan came to us from the Grosvenor estate, where she HR'd for 5 years following 20 years in personnel at the Bank of Scotland, so you could legitimately say she is an HR professional. Her abiding preoccupation is her holiday house in Hungary, and her great passion in life is food and wine......along with 80% of the company, so it seems.

Joanna Heath

Deputy Personnel Manager

Jo has a young daughter called Amelia so knows the difficulties of juggling home and work. Jo has wealth of experience in HR, and handy for us a wealth of experience of B and P pubs, being especially keen on a drop of dry white. She loves running and walking her mad Cocker Spaniel Alfie.

Caroline Wiltshire

Deputy Personnel Manager

Caroline is our Deputy Personel Manager in the South. She is relatively new to the team so watch this space - as we learn her secrets we will be sure to share.

Rachel Calder

Deputy Personnel Manager

After studying both Recreation Management and HR at University Rachel is a fully qualified HR Manager (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) with experience in the hospitality industry in both a front of house management position and in an HR capacity, so she really knows her stuff. Having recently relocated with her family to Farnham from London and returning from maternity leave, Rachel is looking forward to getting back into all things HR and joining the HR team. With a particular love of swimming, travel, cocktails and the outdoors, she also confesses that for her, there's nothing better than steak, red wine and a cheese board!

Sarah Roberts

Deputy Personnel Manager

Sarah studied law and business studies at the University of Liverpool before settling in Wrexham to train as a solicitor, specialising in employment law. Building on her enthusiasm to support and assist in people management, she studied for the CIPD qualification. When she's not spinning at the gym, she's likely to be indulging in a gin (or two!)

Andrea Kearon

Recruitment and Training Manager

There are many characters around and about who have been involved for decades, and Andrea is one of them. Andrea is the Mrs Beeton of Home Counties - she's a dab hand at vinegars, chutneys, jams and baking, and enjoys nothing as much as \'batch cooking\', which basically means food production in industrial quantities. Interestingly, she has been rendered concussed on two occasions, once by a boat, and once by a fridge freezer.

Laura Cavaliere

Recruitment Administration Assistant

At uni Laura made a pact with her Argentinian friend that they would never marry a “foreigner” or a chef and she ended up marrying a Canadian Chef! “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” – so they say, it seems that this works on Recruitment Administrators too as her husband gave it a go with her and now he's said to have her wrapped around his little finger! Laura's perfect meal includes steak, cheese and copious amounts of delicious wine, paired with brilliant company. She has two boys (Jack and Alex) and a very active working cocker (George) Sometimes she confesses to missing the Italian sun and way of life, but her love of the English countryside makes up for it.


Suzanne Turner

Operations Trainer

I think it is perhaps not too presumptive to say that Suzy’s career path, from the get-go some 20 years ago, has been relentlessly leading her to B&P’s front door. Everything in her CV would appear to be specifically tailored to the role – she has opened pubs, run pubs, been a pre-opening training manager, a business implementation trainer, and latterly a freelance trainer and bar consultant. In fact, in her CV there are more trainers than you’d find at Newmarket. Suzy loves cooking for friends; keeping fit; scrabble and crosswords; and, dare we say it, eating and drinking out. She’s a natural fit.

Chef Support

Michael Carney

Executive Chef

Mike first joined the company in 1997, and soon graduated to heading up the chef team at Glasfryn at the time of opening. After three years of galloping success he left for the green pastures of executive chefdom, but returned to us after a year or so to run our chef support function in the company and in 2006 he became Executive chef. He's the man to help with in-house training, roving chefs and their rotas, trainee chefs and college liason, and all the key areas surrounding food development and production, acting as a consultant to the pubs. He's married to Lynn and they have two children, Jennifer and Patrick (who looks just like his Dad).

Billy Butcher

Executive Chef

Billy first started as a chef at the tender age of fourteen, and toiled at the coal face for eighteen years. During that time he was Sous chef at Gravetye Manor for four years when it first gained its Michelin star. He became Head chef at Amberley Castle before returning to Gravetye as Head chef for another four years, successfully retaining its Michelin star. Billy then progressed to being the Exec chef for an Italian food group before joining us in 2011. His hobbies are fly-fishing and photography, particularly food photography.

David Edwards

Deputy Executive Chef

You can tell just by looking at him that Dave is a real character, and we’re very pleased to have him in the company. Dave came to us from heading up the kitchens at Crewe Hall, so he knows his oats. Quite apart from his cooking, he's guaranteed to cheer you up.

Warren Davies

Deputy Executive Chef

Warren is a chef's chef and has a wonderful ability to get on with absolutely anybody. He is hugely respected by other head chefs in the company, and whichever kitchens he headed up in the past, you could guarantee you'd find a really happy ship. He is a tireless worker, which is just as well in the circumstances, and would appear to be completely unflappable. Warren is a man of few words, so he and Mike balance each other out nicely.

James Grogan

Deputy Executive Chef

James started at the beginning of May 2009 after a nine month golf sabbatical that took him all over the world. When he's not on the stove he seems to find plenty of other work to keep him occupied (his handicap has suffered) or if time allows, his head will be under the bonnet of one of a myriad of large Mercedes he drives, although his pride and joy is a maroon Ford Ka. There's no accounting for taste.

Information Technology

Kieron Williams

IT Manager

Kieron did a degree in Electronic Engineering at Leeds, and journeyed a full six weeks into a PHD before being lured by the siren call of business. He lived in Dubai for 2 years before joining B&P, where he met his wife Amanda. He is now a doting father of two boys, Oliver and Jamie aka Spud and Chubba.

Richard Styles

IT Assistant

Richard earned his spurs studying Software Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan, and having graduated in September 2012, this is his first IT post. He is a keen and talented photographer, specialising in night time photography and special effects, and if you click on his image you can view one of his landscape shots in Snowdonia taken from the summit.

Marketing and Communications

Nicola Stuart

Head of Marketing and Communications

Nicola has been communicating (far too often and far too loudly some might say) for years and added marketing to her talents at the tender age of 18, with the simplistic beginning of being the ‘best pub chalk board writer in Coventry’. Being a bit flamboyant her degree is in Theatre design which came in handy when designing a myriad of not so stylish theme bars in the early 90’s. She can generally be found in a pub or any shop selling pastry based ‘niceness’, loves cooking, wine, gardening, gin, Miss Marple and most of all spending time with her little girl and baby sausage dog.

Jake Holmes

Marketing Manager

Jake started adult life studying Exercise Science at Wolverhampton and graduated with a 2:1, but soon realised that he was looking over the shoulders of his graphic design mates to see what they were up to... so he changed track. He's done a fair bit of travelling in his time, in the Caribbean and South Africa, and when we came across him he had his own web and graphic design agency in Manchester from which we had to prise him away. He is a bit of a fitness fanatic, and enjoys training and competing in triathlons.

Property Management

Dee Sturman

Project Manager

Dee joined the B&P family in 2015 after years and years of managing fabulous projects for others in the industry. She’s better half to Steve, mum to 3 gorgeous children, 2 dogs and a tortoise. When she’s not in a hard hat and boots Dee loves to sit on the sofa and drink wine, visit Disney land and generally enjoy her wonderful family.

Neil Comley

Acquisitions Manager North

Neil has worked within the leisure and pub industry as a chartered surveyor for the last 20 years - which is quite a departure from his early education within a music school, along with 5 years of being a chorister from the tender age of 9 - this early musical beginning resulted in a side line of playing guitar in a, by his own admission, really bad but thoroughly enjoyable, rock band and a couple of decades of bad haircuts.

Outside of being an excellent Acquisitions manager Neil enjoys cricket, suggesting that his rightful England cricket career was only scuppered by playing on Saturdays after a Friday night, supporting Nottingham Forest and golf, which provides him with 5 hours peace and quiet away from his lovely growing boys.

Andrew Hughes

Property Maintenance Man

Andy's been in building all his life, following in the footsteps of his Pa John who also used to look after our property. He's a a ray of sunshire around and about the place and nothing is ever too much trouble - we'd be lost without him. Andy is happily married with two lovely children.

Stock Control

Martin Peate

Stock Controller

Martin has been in the auditing game all his working life. He was the stationery cupboard monitor at school and was so good at counting pencils and tracking down missing Quink he decided to make a career of it. Extraordinarily, before he came to us the only previous interview he had ever had was for his very first job after school - it's just that ever since then he's been moved and promoted within companies as they've been taken over and merged, and got to be Deputy Regional manager without ever having to repeat the whole ghastly process. Mind you, he didn't appear nervous at all, so he must know his stuff.

Roving Staff

Chloe Turner

Roving Manager

Chloe is a great lover of people, music and all things ale. Having worked in a brewery she is quite the ale expert and loves to find a pub to try them in. With her infectious laugh and zingy personality she can be heard before she can be seen. Chloe enjoys the good things in life, including country walks with her gorgeous Labrador Digby and a good old dance on a night out.

Jakub Kosik

Roving Manager

No one works harder or for longer than Jakub - if we didn't drag him out of the pub every night I'm sure he'd be living there. He is deeply people orientated and no order is too tall for him (he's 6'7"). Bourne to these shores from his native Slovakia, Jakub has spent many years in and out of pubs (mainly as a member of staff, he assures). Having spent a good two years as a roving manager for the company, Jakub has finally made his nest here in sunny Ruislip. Although normally clean cut, Jakub has been known to sport a rather 'fetching' tasche/beard combo for Movember- click on his photo for damning evidence!

Rachel Roberts

Roving Deputy Manager

Rachel has been with Brunning and Price since the year dot, and has worked in any number of pubs in both the north and the south following a lengthy stint as a roving manager. She is an avid F1 fan, flying around the world to pursue her passion, and all in all has had an adventurous life, working, amongst other locations, in the Cayman Isles, selling jewellery to wealthy Americans.

Eleanor Moore

Roving Deputy Manager

Better known to everyone as Ellie, unless she is in trouble. Eleanor is secretly dating Prince Harry or is it Colin Firth - she hasn't let them know yet. She can be found most nights serving behind the bar, but would much prefer to be sat the other side with a G and T. Ellie is the life and soul of any party.

Daniel Johnson

Roving Chef

Dan joined us from a sister pub all the way down in Kent, where he was head chef. After a short stint as a 'Rover', he's now Senior Sous at the Mill House, where he exudes calm maturity. As well as being a magnificent chef, Dan sports a magnificent beard which his lovely wife trims on a regular basis, ready for his country dancing practice. When he isn't dancing round the maypole, or eating out in fine restaurants, he'll be found taking long walks with the dog.

Adam Johnston

Roving Chef

Adam is Stoke on Trent born lad who has come to us from Crewe Hall and the Holly Bush Inn. He is a petrol head whose car is his pride and joy and enjoys long drives in the countryside in his spare time - something of a wild-life fanatic you could say. His favourite food is duck and he seems to menton this at every opportunity. He has an strange sense of humour but fits in perfectly here at the Bulls Head.

Tom Puttock

Roving Chef

After spending four and half years behind the pans at the Sydney Opera House, Tom returned to the UK to catch up with his friends and family. After taking a job at the Aspinall Arms to save for a trip to Europe Tom fell in love with pub life and decided to stay on home soil and join the opening team at Haighton Manor. Tom has buckets of creative talent and infectious energy which makes him a joy to have around, particularly when the going gets tough.



Sandra Lynn