The Highwayman

Kirkby Lonsdale

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

Aimee Sharples


Aimee studied Costume at uni going on to work on shows such as The Lion King and The Olympics. After a few years she was lured away to pub life, swapping fixing costumes for pulling pints. Aimee joined B&P six years ago starting out behind the bar and quickly realised being part of the Brunning and Price family was where she wanted to be. A keen hiker in her spare time, she loves nothing more than being outdoors, climbing mountains but always finishing with a nice glass of wine in a good pub. It sounds like her change in career path was a perfect fit.

Liam Ellershaw

Deputy Manager

A proper local lad, Liam loves nothing more than a pint and a cheeky little trip to Benidorm. Since joining us a few years ago Liam has become an asset to the team, he's our 'Drinks Guru' and is always happy to have a natter behind the bar about our local ales. In his spare time he is a keen golfer and darts player and plays for ''The Black Bull A-Team'. Secretly he's a cracking singer and, if you are lucky enough, you can find him belting out tunes on the karaoke (but you have to get him a couple of pints first).

Hannah Hilditch

Assistant Manager

Hannah moved up North from Cheshire 4 years ago to work in the Lake District. Lucky for us she met her future fiancé Thom and moved just up the road from the Highwayman where she became the perfect fit for our pub family. A spa enthusiast Hannah loves spending her spare time relaxing and getting pampered (who can blame her!) as well as spending time with Thom and their dogs Riley and Millie. She loves half a pint of cider but the real way to her heart is through a glass of Chilean Sauvignon and a plate of Staffordshire Oatcakes (with cheese, bacon and ketchup).

Daisy MciIlmurray

Trainee Assistant Manager

Daisy Mae joined us back when we opened in 2018 when she was 16. She soon discovered that the B&P life was for her and joined us full time last year and is quickly moving up the ranks. Full of fun and laughter Daisy keeps this teams spirits up throughout the day and loves spending time working with her best friend Liam. When she is not busy in the pub you will find her on adventures around the North West, playing bingo or enjoying a glass of New Zealand Sauvignon on the other side of the bar.

Sinead Sharp


Sinead is an absolute trooper and is also a local girl who's 'born and bred' in the area. A horse and general animal fanatic, if you need any interesting facts on the like, she's your go to girl! An ever present you're almost guaranteed to see this 'lunchtime legend' if you pop in from a nice brisk walk.


Richard Platt

Head Chef

A Staffordshire chap and confirmed family man with two lovely children, Richard got a feel for the local pub culture by running a kitchen or two before doing his graft at Piccolinos in Manchester... a scoop for us then. A bit of a Gun's n Roses nut with an appetite 'for food' rather than for 'destruction'. A keen Mountain climber Rich has completed more UK Mountains than we could count and knows the fells like the back of his hands. He loves collecting trainers and partial to a rum or two when relaxing away from his busy kitchen.

Ben Millings

Sous Chef

A local lad from Bentham, Ben has been with us since we opened the Highwayman way back in 2018. Ben's passion for cooking and serving a great plate of food has meant he has worked his way up through the ranks over the years. A cheeky chap Ben always puts a smile on our faces at work and he has a passion for music and usually takes control of the kitchen soundtrack for the day. In his spare time Ben loves nothing more than being at a festival, listening to his favourite Drum and Bass music with a cold pint in his hand.

Lee Halliday

Sous Chef

Having spent many years working at top restaurants in Edinburgh, Lee first came to us here at the Highwayman back in 2019 when he was an agency chef and immediately became part of the pub family. A couple of years later Lee joined the team officially and we can't imagine our kitchen team without him. Outside work Lee's passions are music, football and space and will happily chat to you for hours about the three over a pint of Peroni at the bar.

Jacob King

Senior Chef de Partie

Jacob also lovingly known as Tayto or JK joined us back in 2019 from one of our sister pubs, the Clog and Billycock and quickly became a well loved member of the team. He always has a smile on his face even in our busy kitchen and nothing is ever too much trouble for him. A proper film buff JK loves watching films in his spare time, particularly horror and after work you will usually find him at the other-side of the bar relaxing with a well earned pint of cider!


Natalie Platt


Natalie is a super speedy cleaner who used to be a dancer. She can often be seen combining the two, with an effortless salsa whilst polishing tables. She has two lovely girls with the head chef Richard and in her spare time she loves nothing more than to do a few drawings to relax!