About Us

Here is just a little info to let you get to know us better...


Here is little potted history of our pub and the local area... if you have a spare minute or two and maybe a cup of tea (or is that a G&T), we think it's well worth read.

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If you'd like to put a name to a face, allow us to introduce you to the crew...

Front of house

Peter Palfi


Peter is from beautiful Budapest, and moved here in 2007 with his wife and two sons. He is a bit of a petrol head and loves F1, as well as being addicted to his 1982 black Porsche 911 (though he insists he isn't old enough for a mid life crisis). He cannot understand how the English drink tea with milk, and is best avoided in the mornings until he's had his triple espresso. Oh, by the way, he hates being called Peter Palfi Picked a Peck of Pickled Pepper - just try it.

Rachel Hanna

Deputy Manager

Rachel joined the BnP family in October 2015 after working in Michelin starred restaurants from London to Edinburgh. She has joined us here at the Arrow Mill after working in our sister pubs, The Greyhound and the Old Courthouse. Her passion for everything food related shows, but has a keen liking to Gin, Cheese and Coffee. In her spare time she will either be walking border collie Paige, driving around around in her blue beetle or down her local. With this typical blonde around, there is never a dull day at the Arrow Mill.

Ben Palfi

Assistant Manager

Ben is Peter's son and has been with the company for a while now. He started six years ago at The Greyhound collecting glasses before working his way up to becoming a supervisor at Arrow Mill. He enjoyed Hospitality so much he decided to study Hospitality and Business management at UCB. Ben is a bit of a petrol head and has a keen interest in cars and gadgets. When he is not cruising around in his car Ben loves to play video games past his bed time.

Sian Gibson

Assistant Manager

Sian has had a lot of experience in hospitality and really knows how to bring energy to the place. Bubbly and full of life Sian is never without her contagious smile. She’s a big foodie and loves to eat nearly as much as she loves a good G&T. She’s currently making her way through our gin list in her spare time to enhance her knowledge.

Aimee Fullerton


Aimee was born to work in hospitality. She has a bubbly personality, is always smiling and loves getting to know all of our customers. A well-travelled GIN-dependent woman with friends throughout Australia and South Africa.


Gareth Evans

Head Chef

Our Head Chef Gareth hails from South Africa, but luckily for us he has now settled at the Arrow Mill. He's a man of few words who lets his cooking do the talking. He comes from a Michelin starred restaurant background, so he knows his beans. Gareth is kept busy when he is not working by his two children and is married to Charlotte.

Ian Dawe

Sous Chef

Ian has always been a chef but reckons if he wasn’t doing this then he would have made a fine painter and decorator. When Ian isn’t at work he is busy running around after his two children and Border Collie Buster. He doesn’t seem to catch a break from cooking though as he is also the chef of his household. The family favourite is Ian’s homemade lasagne. If Ian does get a quiet minute to himself then he likes to unwind playing on his Xbox.

Thomas Warman


Tom joins us with over 10 years experience in the hospitality industry, born and raised in the local town of redditch he brings with him a lot of knowledge of the area. When he’s not working away in the kitchen, he enjoys seeing the world, one country at a time, as-well as being a big sports fan and keen rugby player.

Matthew Thomas

Junior Sous Chef

Matt joined the Arrow Mill team earlier this year. He says he’s always known that being a chef was what he wanted to do and hopes to continue it as his career for many more years to come. His first memories of cooking were with his Grandad who taught him how to cook at a young age, and where he says his passion for food began. In the near future Matt hopes to travel across America in particular likes the idea of New York and says he would love to live and work there one day.