Front of house

James Meakin


With a degree in arts management, Jimmy has an old head on young shoulders, having helped run the family business from the age of seventeen. James was brought up in Lancashire, and one of the strange things about him is that when you take a photo of him, he always looks about thirteen pushing fourteen, which must cause a problem at passport control. Now a proud father to two adorable children, Harry and Sophia, Jimmy is having to swap his mountain bike for the all terrain buggy at the weekends.

Emma Griffiths

Deputy Manager

Emma has been with us since 1999, and she is another one who came for a casual job, just sort of stayed, and is now a manager. Being thoroughly local, she knows everyone in Gresford, and is always bright and breezy. Emma is a natural host, and is great at getting the party going and making sure that everyone is included. Emma has now got a new man in her life, called Mr Darcy, who loves chasing sticks and being taken on long country walks.


Simon Davies

Head Chef

Simon joined us in June 2009 after many years of working all over the world with his partner Kerrie, most notably in Australia and New Zealand. Simon is good fun in the kitchen and has a wicked sense of humour, but we're never quite sure when he's being serious or acting the goat. He has set up home in Gresford because he doesn't like to be too far from the pub and has become a proud dad to Emily.

Daniel Law

Sous Chef

Daniel brings calm and serenity to a busy and hectic kitchen, like the eye of a hurricane. He worked for the RAF in wild Scotland where he developed his skills as a pastry chef, before moving with his wife to Wrexham. Even after a busy shift he still finds the energy to be a fantastic father to his two young daughters.

Christopher Ross

Junior Sous Chef

Chris joined us straight from catering college and fitted into the Pant team straight away. He is always willing to learn from the more senior chefs, and has a keen eye for presentation. Chris has just become a dad for the first time, so he'll now be as busy at home as he is at work.

David Holland

Senior Chef de Partie

Hailing form Wrexham, David is the latest recruit into our kitchen to venture over the border. David is soon to be a dad for the first time so he is looking forward to the joys of fatherhood. David has a hidden talent apart from cooking, which I can't tell you about as I am sworn to secrecy.


Christopher Evans


Chris is a gardener through and through, and is always planning and developing ideas for the next season. The gardens have been transformed since the boys arrived and we try hard to keep them happy, as customers (and our sister pubs) try to poach them on a regular basis. Chris loves music and is by all accounts a very talented downhill skier.

Anthony Steele


One half of our gardening duo, Tony is an absolute jewel who really is worth his weight in gold. He can turn his hand to anything and has become invaluable with his maintenance, building and decorating skills as well as his gardening. The Pant gardens have never looked so good. Tony is a family man with two lovely daughters and a beautiful granddaughter.

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Use the calendar to book a table. If the time you're after is not available, give us a call and we will try our best to fit you in. We keep some tables for phone bookings.