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About Us

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

History

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

Steven Larkin

Manager

Steve is a Lancashire lad that originally joined us back in 2014 when he opened the Aspinall Arms. After a couple of years at the Aspinall he went over to Haighton Manor in Preston and has just about come to terms with the fact that now he is going to be a Yorkshire Landlord at The Bull! Steve has a bit of a soft spot for our company as this is where he met his wife Anna. They recently tied the knot in Santorini and if you can't find Steve working you will be sure to find him in a local pub somewhere nearby enjoying married life.

 
Jo Shallis

Deputy Manager

Jo's originally from Brighton and after falling in love with Skipton moved up North more than 20 years ago. The Bull was one of Jo's locals for several years before she was tempted to join the team back in 2012. Her husband actually proposed to her here on Boxing Day 2001 (he was very drunk)! She loves exploring the stunning Yorkshire Dales in her spare time and loves to cook on her days off. Being a keen wine enthusiast, Jo can often be found sitting on the right side of the bar enjoying a tipple and chatting with the locals.

Dominic Frankland

Assistant Manager

Dom is as keen as mustard and full of energy. Having previously worked nearby, Dom just couldn't resist the Aspinall's charm and decided to come aboard and join the team.

Aaron Cunliffe

Supervisor

Aaron started work here when he was 16, working part-time at weekends and throughout the holidays. After gaining his degree at Newcastle University in Business with Marketing Management, it wasn't long before he was offered a full-time role and promoted to Supervisor, and he's now set his sights on running his own pub one day! Until then, we will continue to enjoy his upbeat personality and stories of the two recent additions to his family, puppies Leela and Bean.

Louise Hooson

Bar/Waiting Staff

Louise worked at The Bull several years ago, and after a break found herself missing the camaraderie and decided to re-join the team last year, and we're so pleased she did! Never short of a smile or a laugh, she's our lovely lunch time lady

Rebecca Willson

Bar/Waiting Staff

Bex as she's fondly known, loves our four-legged visitors and always welcomes them with a bowl of water and doggie treats. She has a passion for good food and often eats here with her parents (their treat of course) with Lilly her lovely Labrador in tow.

William Sullivan

Bar/Waiting Staff

Will joined our team a year ago, totally new to the area and industry (previously living in Hertfordshire). He has since gained a passion for hospitality and we all look forward to seeing him continue to grow and thrive here. When he's not working you'll often find him exploring the Yorkshire countryside with his fiance and two lovely dogs.


Kitchen

Jake Carr

Junior Sous Chef

Jake loves to keep fit and is a keen cyclist. He's probably the politest chef you'll come across and we love him for that. His spare time is spent fishing, walking his dogs and spending quality time with his girlfriend.

Ben Johnson

Chef de Partie

'Todders' as he's fondly known (his hometown is Todmorden), is probably the cheekiest member of the team, but always eager to learn and is partial to a good pudding or two. He likes nothing more than hanging out with his mates on his days off in his hometown playing football and cooking for his family.


Maintenance

Christine Long

Cleaner

Christine is probably the most cheerful member of the team first thing in the morning, keeping the place spick and span ready for opening.