Front of house

Graham Arathoon

Manager

Graham has been there and done it - he joined Brunning and Price many years ago as a chef, and was the head chef at the Pant for six years before going front of house there as joint manager with Lindsey. He looked after Pen-y-Bryn between 2002 and 2010 before embracing a new challenge at Glasfryn. Graham has been teaching himself the electric guitar for a number of years now, and has finally mastered Slayer's seminal thrash metal classic "Spill The Blood".

Sheena Davies

Deputy Manager

As soon as Sheena walked through the door it was as if she had been there for years, she fitted in so well. Sheena never stops working, to the extent to which it is difficult to get her to sit down at the end of a shift, and is universally popular thanks to her warm and sunny personality.

Hannah Hough

Deputy Manager

Hannah is horse mad and took Equestrian Studies at Yale College. She has worked in pubs all her life including a stint at our sister pub the Wharf. Over the years she has become a wine buff, being a big fan of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. In her spare time Hannah loves to watch a good horror movie, going out with friends and eating a lot (errr...that's eating out a lot, rather than eating a lot).

Kimberley Watson

Assistant Manager

Kimmy has been at the Glasfyn for a couple of years now, having first come to us from our sister pub the Corn Mill in Llangollen. Thankfully she is very organised, which is useful as she is able to sweep up all the little notes that Graham jots down for 'safe keeping'. In her spare time she can be found messing around in the kitchen at home making her own booze or hiding behind a sewing machine creating a mess.

Katy John

Supervisor

Kate is married to head chef Rob, and they are joint managers of the Dysart. They first met at the Marsh Cat in Parkgate, where Kate managed the front-of-house operation and Rob was the Head Chef. They went on to establish a successful delicatessen and outside catering operation in Heswall before setting up the Rhiwafallen Restaurant with Rooms in the Snowdonia National Park in 2006. Rob and Kate are keen walkers and like to have a healthy stomp to build up a keen appetite: they are both foodies to the core, and to help them with their exercise regime they have two enormous Deerhounds, Hamish and Arthur, who tend to fill a room.

Beverley Roberts

Bar/Waiting Staff

Bevvers has been at Glasfryn since the early days, interrupted by a spell in a Health Studio, waxing and buffing, but now she waxes and buffs tables, which is much more amenable. Bev has a sunny character and a ready smile, and great strengh of character (she is married to one of our regulars, Simon).

Debra Arathoon

Bar/Waiting Staff

Debbie is married to manager Graham, and has worked alongside him both at Pen y Bryn, and now at Glasfryn. Debs actually has worked front of house in a number of B & P pubs, and knows the ropes inside out. She is a ray of sunshine and works like a trooper.



Kitchen

Matthew Bratt

Head Chef

Before he joined the Architect, Matt had been cheffing since 2005 at the 3 Rosette Homewood Park Hotel in Bath, athough he first donned his whites in 1997. Despite his appearance Matt is the sporty type with a love of working out in the gym, which he balances by playing pool and drinking beers.

Paul Rudd

Sous Chef

Paul is another chef that came to us from the Queen’s Head along with Andy and Jonny (so we’d better not go there for a meal in the near future). Paul is very keen golfer and enjoys letting his hair down. He loves his music (young people’s) and is Mr Socialiser with some wicked dance floor moves. According to him, that is.

Gary Steele

Kitchen Porter

Gary joined us in 2002 straight from leaving school and has since become a Glasfryn legend….. Out of work Gary has a busy life supporting Manchester United at every game both home and away, as well as going to gigs – Gary is a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll / indie type, which is evident from his hair… and as a big fan of Oasis he likes to look up Liam Gallagher’s cool clothes on the web and don the same outfit…



Maintenance

Paul Dickinson

Gardener/Handyperson

Paul took over the garden in a fairly raw state, soon after we opened, and has steadily been planting beds, hedges and climbers ever since – at the last count we had some twenty-eight climbing plants around the building, but as with all things gardening, patience is the key. As each year goes by, the trees get bigger, the garden fills out, the climbers climb and the building softens. Soon, of course, we’ll have to start cutting it all back.


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