If you'd like to put a name to a face, allow us to introduce you to the crew...
Front of house
Phoebe started off her time at her local (and our sister pub), the Refectory when she was just 17 and she has recently joined us from the Highdown in Worthing. Eight years later she has worked up the ranks and has found herself her perfect match at the Bell. She loves organising Christmas Markets and Dog Walks (especially if it involves having a beer at the same time!). Keep an eye out for her ever changing hair colour!
Born and raised in South Africa, Duncan relocated to the UK in 2010 with his wife to follow his passion of working in the hospitality trade. When not working, he loves fishing and is an avid rugby fan. Joining the B&P team in October 2018 he could not be happier and looks forward to learning and growing within the company.
Maria has been part of the B&P family for nearly 4 years and has over 10 years experience in hospitality in total. 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.
Caitlin has been part of the Bell team since we became part of the B&P family. Working her way from waitress up to assistant manager in a short space of time. She now plays a huge part in ordering the ales for the bar. The passion in sampling one or two shows in her great selection. When not working she is likely to be down the field looking after her horses or supping a few ales with her partner Joe. Oh and also never say she is from the Isle of Wight!!!
Our new Assistant Manager Bea has a background in restaurants, however, this is the first pub she’s worked in. With a passion for social media, keep an eye out for more posts from her! If she's not working you will find her spending time with friends and family, with one (or two) glasses of wine in hand. We know she’ll love it here!
Tom is a local lad who joined us in early 2023. Quickly working his way up to Bar Supervisor, he has also quickly become a favourite with the locals. Never without a smile behind the bar, the football playing, jiu-jitsu fighting, cycling and rubik's cube solving barman has done a lot in his short 19 years but we are now happy he is has settled here at the Bell.
No one is 100% sure if Chloe is ever joking or not, her humour is dryer than the Sahara Desert, but we are pretty sure she likes it here. Always behind the bar, she will pour you a pint quicker than you can ask for it! If you don't see her behind the bar, she's probably in front of it with a pint of Aspall's in hand (that's why we know she likes it here!).
Heather is our little pocket rocket supervisor who joined the Bell in March 2022. 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.....
Oh how happy we are to have Katherine is "on board", yes you guessed it - we are just Katherine's "other job" - her main job is working for BA high up in the sky! You'll often find her running around the floor, charming you all with her perfect air hostess smile.
We were given a couple of different photos to use for Sandy, but we think this one sums her up the most! The first to put her hand up to try anything, it's a shame her gorgeous face is hidden by the mask but there is no doubt you would recognise her from working on the floor.
Jess works at the Bell on Monday's, Tuesday's and Wednesday brekkie, so if you're in on those days you'll be lucky enough to see her. Jess joined us from the Crabmill and, with that, has brought a knowledge of the company that is more useful than she'll ever know to us. She has two little boys who take up most of her time but we're still glad to have her when we do!
Ann-Marie is an absolute whippet, you might recognise her from serving you breakfast or whizzing around the floor on any given day! When Ann-Marie isn't running (and talking) at 100000mph, she is stopping off at the Bell for a drink - after a cycle!
Amelia is one of our girls of many talents, you may find her behind the bar, running food or running a busy section - she's an absolute gem. When she is not overseas studying in Belfast, she is only a couple doors down from us, which has come in handy... a few times!
Ben has grown up in the Midlands and worked predominantly in fine dining hotel restaurants in the Cotswolds. Although his original expertise was in pastry, he crossed over to the savoury side of cooking some years ago as he felt that would make him a more complete chef. In his spare time, he has a passion for nature and wild places, travel and photography.
Chef de Partie
In Cameron's own words he is the "brilliant short chef". Now as much as we may not want to make his head any bigger, we do feel lucky to have him as part of our kitchen team. Cameron originally worked as a KP for us when we first took over the Bell. After a short period of time spreading his wings in other kitchens we were happy to have him back in 2022 as a fully fledged chef. When not working its likely you will find him spending time with his girlfriend or planning his next piece of body art.
Chef de Partie
Jack joined our kitchen team in early 2023. Always smiling and super interested in learning we hope that Jack develops his career with us here at the Bell for many years to come. When not at work you are more than likely to find Jack in front of his computer gaming or browsing (and normally purchasing) rather nice kitchen knives.
As the Mother of the Author, I have nothing but fantastic things to say about this lady. Lorraine (mum) loved it at the Highdown so much, she drives from Godalming once or twice a week to give us a hand. Always with a smile on her face, it takes a lot to pull her away from her two spaniels - but we're glad to have her.