The Clog & Billycock

Pleasington

About Us

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

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

Manager

Lloyd joined us in January 2020, 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 Blackburn. Before coming to us Lloyd worked for Sainsbury's in their human resources department. During his time off Lloyd enjoys taking his adorable black lab, Pip, for long walks and enjoys a tipple of Rum and Ginger with a wedge of lime when he is out on the town

Daniel Shaw

Deputy Manager

Dan joins us from sunny Poulton-Le-Fylde where he gained most of his hospitality career having worked in numerous venues throughout the town. Dan was born for hospitality so we feel extremely lucky to have him as part of the Clog team. When he's not working you'll either find him in a cosy cocktail bar in the city working his way through the list or out in the countryside with his two beautiful golden retrievers Honey and Summer... Big difference in those two, right? When asked what was the top of his bucket list, Dan said it would be to go on an African safari.

Dominic Frankland

Assistant Manager

Dom joins us from Barrowford and is no stranger to a B&P pub, having worked at the Bull at Broughton before taking the move to sunny Blackburn. Dom has worked in hospitality since he was 16 and loves the day to day hustle and bustle of pub life. When he's not pulling pints behind the bar you'll find Dom drinking Guinness, ideally whilst watching the rugby. Dom's proudest moment is being best man at his brothers wedding and when asked what's on his bucket list he said he wanted to see the great barrier reef... sounds delightful!

Emma Sampson

Trainee Assistant Manager

After spending every spare hour where she wasn't studying for her A levels, asking for extra hours in her previous role as a waitress, we thought it was only right to reward her...with more hours. Emma's proudest moment at work was teaching herself to pour the perfect rosetta in the crema of a latte - and never fails to disappoint by arriving to each shift 15 minutes early to brew up! Living in Australia for a year is right at the top of her bucket list, where we can picture her on a rooftop bar in Melbourne city centre sipping a blood orange gin & lemonade.

David Martin

Supervisor

David currently takes the 30-minute journey from his hometown Bury, into the sunny Blackburn every day by car, although that could soon change as he recently told us he proudly piloted a helicopter for a whole minute! A real people-pleaser and our resident rum connoisseur, David's favourite drink is an Old J rum and coke. Whilst seeing England play in a World Cup final would be his most cherished experience, David also wants to travel Australia and visit the Ancient Pyramids in Egypt - as you can tell, he doesn't ask for much!


Kitchen

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 spend his free time with his daughters, loves Bolton FC and has a strange affliction to the word bacon.

Jason Clifton

Sous Chef

Jason joins us from East London after having worked his way up the hospitality ladder and also his way up the country in the process. On the top of his bucket list is to travel the world. When Jason's not working he likes to unwind with a spiced rum on the rocks and when asked what his proudest moment was he said being born... He's also part time comedian!

Ebi Mohammadian

Chef

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 DIYer 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.

Kyle Yates

Chef de Partie

Kyle is born and bred in Blackburn and has a massive passion for all things food. He entered the hospitality world late and has used cooking as almost therapy. When he's not working Kyle loves a good pint of Guinness and making new dishes at home for us to try when he's next at work... This we certainly don't mind. Kyle describes himself as a dedicated individual, driven by a love for food and we couldn't agree more!

Curtis Sultana

Senior Chef de Partie

Curtis is Lancashire born and bred and has had a passion for becoming a chef ever since he was 5 with helping his mum out in the kitchen. With his mum teaching him at such a young age he has been able to achieve some career highlights by becoming Sous Chef before turning 23. Curtis loves being sociable and couldn't decide when asked what his favourite drink was, but, will drink anything from a coffee to a pint of Peroni. Along with many 23 year old's he has a passion for travelling and loves discovering new places and all the flavours they have to offer. Curtis is an adrenaline junkie and on his days off you'll usually find him at the Pleasure Beach or Alton Towers riding the roller coasters, and one day he wishes to do a skydive over the sea, landing on the beach.