Andy joined us with a degree in hospitality, having worked at the Pant for many years as a part-timer in his holidays, and is old beyond his years. He has managed the Corn Mill since its opening, and the pub is very much his baby. Andy has a sunny, upbeat personality, and is very fond of Chateau Musar, golf, his family, and days away with his mates. He is forgetful of names, so calls everybody "Cheesehead".
Senior Deputy Manager
Shawso’ to her mates. A legendary host, she worries and fusses over customers and staff alike, and clucks her way round the pub making them feel all warm and cosy. Having had a hand on the corkscrew at Gales Wine Bar for ten years before she joined us, she is very well known around Llangollen. Known to be fond of the occasional white wine spritzer.
Lisa had been at the Corn Mill for a couple of years as a casual before she became a part of the management team. Though she lives in the village next door with her husband and two daughters, she's never lost her Lancashire accent or her Lancashire graft - she really gets stuck in, so people always like working with her.
You will struggle to find a nicer guy than Dan. He is always eager to please and is passionate about pubs, eating food and drinking real ale. He initially joined us as a part timer but soon realised that this is his true calling. He is great to have around and has really taken the cellar and real ale side of the pub under his wing.
Ross started life at the Corn Mill as a part timer at the age of 17 glass collecting. He has always been eager to learn new things and move his way up within the company. He is a keen traveller and has spent time living and work in America over the summers, and then spent his winters skiing and snowboarding in the French Alps. He is a great singer and you can usually hear him on New Year's Eve singing a little Frank Sinatra or Michael Bublé.
Sam is a star find and has fitted into the Corn Mill seamlessly. A real foodie at heart, she brings an air of freshness to the team. Sam came to us from The Corssfoxes and a long stint up in the hills of Dyffryn Ceiriog at the West Arms. Sam lives in Llangollen so if you can’t find her here, best have a look in the Wine Bar.
With his handsome looks and Irish charm, Steve is our resident Marti Pellow look-a-like. He used to swim for the Northern Ireland Under 16's team, but now his hobbies include ale drinking, being a keen movie buff, and if he's got any time left, he enjoys DJ'ing. His talent in the kitchen has taken him to America, Cornwall and Cardiff before discovering the high life of Llangollen.
Senior Sous Chef
John joined us from St Davids Park hotel and has done a fair bit of cheffing around and about, including a long stint at the Bryn Howel hotel. He is a very likeable chap and has clearly had a real passion for food since his early years. He is also a bit of a biker in his spare time so if you're on a relaxing drive over the Horseshoe pass, look out.
Chef de Partie
Neil is Pen-y-Cae's answer to the X Factor, full of character, charm, charisma and star quality, all mixed in with some great tunes thrown out over the hot plate. He loves nothing more than spending time being chased around in the summer months by wasps - anything for an early finish and a trip to the hospital to see some nurses!