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.

Download it here

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

Front of house

Andy Harris


Andy has come across from the Physician in Edgbaston to take the helm at the Crabmill. He is a Black Country lad who has over 10 years' experience in hospitality. He is a massive West Brom fan and he likes to spend his spare time with his girlfriend Lauren and family. He loves his beer and this will show in his passion for managing the cellar and looking for exciting local beers to sample and offer to our customers.

Rachael Perry


Rachael has spent the last 10 years working in hospitality after studying for a history degree; her love of pubs overcame her love of history and here we are! She joined Brunning and Price four years ago and has spent her time in numerous other pubs across the company before opening the White Horse in Beaconsfield. Not only did she acquire a new pub, she also acquired a new head chef who also just so happens to be her partner. After some debate of where they wanted to ‘settle down’, they’re now opening the Bell together with Adam at the helm once again in the kitchen.

Maria Kozlowska

Assistant Manager

Maria joins us with 10 years experience in hospitality. Most recently a privately owned hotel in Kenilworth. Originally from Poland she loves travelling and partaking in extreme sports. Skydiving, rock climbing and bungee jumping to name just a few. If she is not throwing herself out of a plane you will find her at the bar enjoying a gin and tonic or two.

Heather Pegg


Heather is our little pocket rocket supervisor who joined the front of house team at the Crabmill in November 2018, bringing with her over 25 years’ pub and retail experience. In her spare time, Heather enjoys looking after rescue animals; which have included Ponies, Horses, Cats, Dogs and a Rabbit. She also enjoys riding and teaching children horse management and how to stay safe around horses. Oh and drinking the odd pint of cider.....


Adam Purdy

Head Chef

Adam has a wealth of experience, from fine dining, working his way through the ranks, to running his own pub, before joining Brunning and Price in 2018. In his spare time, he's an avid sports fan. We do pity him for his choice of football team, but he is Northern so we try to look past it. When he’s not in the kitchen you may spot him around the pub, either with a pint at the bar or tinkering with something that Rachael may or may not have persuaded him to fix.