The Clog & Billycock


About Us

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

Lloyd Bennett


Lloyd has been with us since we opened, but is originally from our sister pub The Fox that is located in his hometown Newport, Shropshire. Lloyds upbeat personality always keeps our spirits high and we are so glad he made the move to sunny Manchester. Before coming to us Lloyd worked for Sainsbury's in their human resources department. During his time off Lloyd enjoys taking his miniature sausage dog (Cooper) for long walks and enjoys a tipple of Rum and Ginger with a wedge of lime when he is out on the town

Patsy Smith

Deputy Manager

Our Patsy has been at The Clog for five years having previously helped run the catering operations at Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers football clubs, along with 5 years at Northcote Hotel. Her hospitality is legendary in these parts and having lived in Blackburn all her life it appears she officially knows everyone in a five mile radius of the pub. Her two lovely boys keep her busy when she is not working and she is partial to a rhubarb gin and tonic when she gets the time.

Emma Hunt

Assistant Manager

Emma is in her second stint at The Clog having recently returned from Australia where she picked Bananas for $22 per hour, a story we never get tired of hearing about. A singing, dancing, acting triple threat Emma also teaches dance, ballet, tap & modern jazz at the local school making her a quadruple threat on the dance floor. Bubbly, likeable and unflappable it has been great to have her back on the Clog stage.


Chris Irwin

Head Chef

Chris was born in Germany whilst his Dad was stationed in the Air Force. Chris came to us having successfully ran the kitchen at another Brunning and Price pub, Old Hall in Sandbach for three years. He loves to spends his free time with his daughter, loves Bolton FC and has a strange affliction to the word bacon.

Ebi Mohammadian


Ebi has worked at the Clog and Billycock for over six years, and lovingly makes all our pies. A father of three, Ebi is a keen DIY'er and gardener and a wealth of knowledge to the chefs as he has been cooking for over 40 years. A true gentleman and a very popular member of the kitchen crew.

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