The Old Harkers Arms


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

Paul Jeffery


Paul has been in the hospitality world for many years, having been with Nick at the infamous Churton's Wine bar for some five years, so he must have an iron constitution. Like a chocolate Lab, he's friendly and cuddly but a bit chubbier than he probably should be. He's the kind of hound you would take on a long country walk but not to a posh hotel, because he'll only drool everywhere and make bad smells.

William Baker

Deputy Manager

Will has been at Harkers since birth... or it would seem that way. A stint as a glass collector then promotion to the bar saw Will learning his craft from some of the finest (drinkers) in the land. He was distracted for a few years with dreams of being an officer in the Army, but luckily for the enemy, and him, he has swapped hand grenades for beer taps, and polished boots for deck shoes. Will also likes to wear his younger, and much slimmer sister\'s jeans.

Aaron Fielding


You couldn't really teach Aaron anything about Harkers customers. He's been "doing" the door forever.


Andy Bullock

Head Chef

Andy is a doting father to his two young boys - or trainee chefs, if you will. His roast potatoes are the best around, and he is always cheery and handy to boost morale in the kitchen, especially when you put a check on for a three course dinner a minute before closing.

David Halewood

Sous Chef

One of the prettier and less grumpy chefs in Harkers' bijou kitchen. Dave has been cheffing for years at various levels up to Executive Chef, and now just wants to cook for the love it. He's very laid back with a keen interest in outdoor sports, loves all things water related (including the odd scoop), climbing and travelling. He's an all round good bloke really.

Paul Hope


Paul came to Harkers from Hoole Hall, bringing with him a barrow load of enthusiasm and the joys of youth. He likes to fish, play pool and party in his spare time, so with that up his sleeve he gets on with just about everyone.

Claire Connolly

Senior Chef de Partie

Pint sized Claire fits perfectly in the starter section in Harker's cosy kitchen. She is more than able to deal with the mood swings of the boys and can rival any of them with her pint-downing ability. Claire loves going to gigs in her spare time - her claim to fame is that Jessie J follows her on Twitter.