About Us

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

If you'd like to put a name to a face, allow us to introduce you to the crew...

Front of house



Tom grew up living next door to one of our pubs, so knew what we were all about from a young age. He has a strong enthusiasm for good food and great beers. When he isn't working (which is very rare) Tom can be found tinkering with cars or going out shooting. He lives with his wife, daughter and cocker-spaniel Angus.


Deputy Manager

This one is madder than a box of frogs. Having worked in pubs for most of her life, she has recently joined the B&P crew and taken it in her stride. Cheeky and cheerful on the outside, it's her crazy cackle that you can hear throughout the downs that you need to watch out for!


Deputy Manager

Mihail (Michael) is our newest Deputy Manager. He is a hard worker who will settle for nothing less than excellence. After he has finished a long shift, Michael likes to enjoy a nice cold glass of white wine.


Assistant Manager

Richard has been with us just over a year now and is a welcome breath of fresh air. He has worked in pubs for years however has recently come back after a few years off, where he was able to spend a bit of quality time with his family. He can fit 50 words into a second and moves just as fast!


Assistant Manager

Alice is another member that has been here since day one. From starting as a regular waitress, to progressing to supervisor, to now being one of the most hard working Assistant Managers. Over the years, she has developed her skills, transforming her into a core member of the team. From replying to emails at home, to organising events in her spare time, Alice truly lives and breathes the Highdown.

Tom Callis

Assistant Manager

Tom is one of many Toms that work at the Highdown, however you cannot miss his rather large ginger beard! A hard working manager and talented barman, Tom is a seasoned expert in the hospitality industry, who is always around to help.



Caprice is fantastic! She might be seen behind the bar, on the floor or running food. She has a great love of all manner of beautiful tattoos.



Alex is one of the bubbliest bar maids we've ever met, and bubbly in all the senses, she claims she's made up of 99% Prosecco! She get's her year round tan from trips to Marbella, when she's not taking time out to horse-ride and shop!



Sandy is a thoughtful, hard working, and overall amazing person. She always puts others before herself, and never fails to cheer everybody up. She is a ray of sunshine and an exceptional waitress. You can expect nothing but the best when Sandy is looking after you!



Oh Saffers. She may seem cute and innocent but she is undoubtedly the only girl under our roof who can put the chefs in their place. Having been with us since we opened our doors, Saffron can always be relied upon to bring your food to your table without fail.



Oh lovely Dylan! How he manages to find time to work here AND train to be a paramedic is still beyond us but we're so happy to have him on board. Whether he's looking after big tables in the PDR or running 20,000 steps to get your food to you - we always know we can count on him.



Callum is one of our supervisors who has been with us for two years. Always charming and willing to provide the best service, he is mostly seen either on the bar or running a busy section. Any issue, big or small, you can rely on Callum to resolve it.



Katie works in our Tea Room and Pub which is really quite impressive! A woman of many talents, how she manages to raise two young kids whilst working here is beyond us.



Symon is our Tea Room supervisor with lots of boundless energy and enthusiasm that no one can match. He loves his two gorgeous little dogs who you may have met on our pub dog walk, and he will show your dogs the same amount of love. You'll never miss him, his shirt collection is next to none.


Tea Room Assistant

Emily is our recently engaged (yay!) Tea Room waitress. In her spare time she can be found taking beautiful photos which anyone would be proud to have in their homes.


Tea Room Assistant

Rebecca is one of our Tea Room stars! Without her, there is no doubt the place would fall into a million pieces. She has got to be the most calm member of staff on the entire team and we all envy her blue hair. Go Sonic!


Tea Room Assistant

This girl has got to be the biggest ray of sunshine we have! Always with a smile on her face, Ellen is one of our Tea Room girls and helps run the place on the weekend. She can do any section and does it with a grin. Hash browns for breakfast and mash with gravy for dinner - she's our kind of gal!


Bar/Waiting Staff

Jas joins our team after previously working here before the refurbishment. You can count on Jas to help out whenever and wherever needed. She's a pleasure to work with and always has a smile on her face.


Bar/Waiting Staff

Maria is our feisty, Spanish Señorita. When she isn't at the Highdown, she works as a teacher - where does she get the energy?!


Bar/Waiting Staff

Serina has been with us since day 1 and will be your main lady serving breakfast. She's got a killer Irish attitude and we wouldn't have her any other way. Just keep the Banana Rum out of her sight!


Bar/Waiting Staff

Tiny but not to be underestimated! In her spare time she dances and so who knows where she finds the energy to run up and down our stairs at the pace she does - but we couldn't do it without her.


Bar/Waiting Staff

Daisy is one of our most beloved members of the crew, who is often seen running food and helping customers. She is a very hard worker and a pleasure to work with.


Bar/Waiting Staff

The girl with 50 strings to her bow! The best girl to come to if you're looking for somewhere new and exciting to eat around Worthing. Lauren has more jobs than we can count and we are so blessed to have her on our team. Always have a glass of wine ready for her when she's finished!


Bar/Waiting Staff

Charlotte is one of our hard working waitresses who always provides the highest level of service. She enjoys her time after work with a gin and lemonade and is always up for a laugh.


Bar/Waiting Staff

Felicity is our fabulous bar girl who you may find pouring a cold pint or making one of our delicious cocktails. In her free time she is with her beautiful children or her frenchie Lenny.


Bar/Waiting Staff

Jamie has come from a background of fine dining and hospitality and is a real treasure to have on the team... Just don't confuse him for Dylan!


Bar/Waiting Staff

Sinead is a bubbly waitress who is always happy to help. She loves a gin after work and enjoys reading a book in the sun. Whilst working mainly in the pub, you may also find her housekeeping in the hotel!


Bar/Waiting Staff

Julie is our lovely, whacky girl who you will have seen jumping between the bar and the floor. Julie is one of our in-house dog lovers, so if you can't spot her - look down, she'll be cuddling one of our furry visitors.


Bar/Waiting Staff

Yasmin is our very own popstar! You will either find her recording songs or performing live when she is not helping us on a busy weekend or evening.


Bar/Waiting Staff

Abbie is our eccentric waitress who is forever bubbly and smiling. She is always chatting to customers, making them feel welcome, and loves a pint of Asahi after work.


Bar/Waiting Staff

Kate has been with us for a few years now, and whether she is looking after diners in a section or behind the bar, she is always keen to work hard. You can't miss Kate as she has vibrant tattoos and is our very own Welsh waitress.


Bar/Waiting Staff

Holly is an amazing waitress who has only been with us for a few months. Coming from Scotland, Holly has adapted well to life in the South of England and embraced her role here at the Highdown.



Senior Sous Chef

Brad is our newest senior sous chef, who has incredible attention to detail. Brad is a keen fitness fanatic and while the other chefs enjoy a pint after work, he is off riding his bike and staying healthy!


Head Chef

Tom Chisnall is our biggest treasure here at the Highdown. After climbing the ranks, he is now one of the youngest Head Chefs in the company. Since proving himself not only in the cheffing department, but displaying amazing leadership and management qualities, he has been instrumental in making the Highdown what it is today. Despite being one of the hardest workers, he likes to let his (now long) hair down with a few pints with the boys after work!


Chef de Partie

You can find Heather behind the scenes in the Tea Room as she is our chief sandwich technician. Here from the start, her passion shines through, and she is always there whenever, wherever you need her.


Chef de Partie

Adam has been at the Highdown for a while now, contributing to making fantastic main courses and delicious starters bursting with flavour. Adam enjoys fishing and cooking in his spare time, not only at work! An avid cyclist, you might find him cycling to work to keep fit.


Chef de Partie

Nikolai can be found flipping eggs as our fabulous breakfast chef. He is a joy to work with... just make sure you provide the coffee!


Chef de Partie

Tommy, commonly referred to as "timmy" by the kitchen staff, is a promising young chef who recently competed in our junior chef competition within Brunning and Price. Whenever he is on shift, you'll be sure to find him with a flat white in his hand to keep him going!


Senior Chef de Partie

Lewis is one of our younger chefs but that does not mean that he plates anything other than delicious food! Labeled in the kitchen as the "Best scallop cooker", Lewis spends his free time playing darts with a pint. He is also a huge UFC fan, so watch out!


Senior Chef de Partie

Kai is now one of our more senior chefs, working with us for the best part of 3 years. After working his way up from desserts all the way to mains, this promising young chef will never fail to impress. Boyfriend of our manager Alice, older brother of supervisor Callum, Kai comes from a long line of Highdown family heritage.




Lani is one of our hardest working housekeepers, she will not only get the pub clean from top to bottom but the hotel too. If you look out for her you'll find her with her bestfriend henry hoover!


Kitchen Porter

Somsri is our thai sweetheart, who has a work ethic like no other, and always down for a chat! You've never met a KP who works as hard as our Som!


Kitchen Porter

Tanya is another one of our KP's. Always working the mornings, Tanya has two young girls who she looks after when she's not grafting in the kitchen!


Gardener/Maintenance Person

"Mrs Boss Lady". Hope is our General Manager's wife, but more than that - she's everyone's best friend. Part-time tea room, part-time gardener and full time mum. How she finds the time is beyond us, not to mention she is always bringing incredible treats for us to feast on too !


Maintenance Person

Steve is our handy man, he will tackle any task you throw at him from just fixing furniture to generally just maintaining the pub. The Highdown really would just fall apart without him!