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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.

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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. 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.

Nadia Tindall

Assistant Manager

Nadia came to help with the opening and has never left and aren't we glad that she never did. Nadia has quickly become part of the management team here at the Highwayman and is quickly making her way up the ladder. A keen rambler in her spare time means she's always finding new routes with Aimee our deputy for the monthly pub walks. Nadia's specialist subject on mastermind would be Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, so any questions on the subject, ask away!

Elliott Street

Assistant Manager

Elliott has been here since the doors opened as our Trainee Assistant Manager. He's an ever present behind the bar and whilst he loves travelling the world and also loves loves learning about anything cask beer related. He's a proper local and is a big rugby fan who will go all out to tell you how England are far superior to Wales (in rugby terms, of course).

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 joins us at the Highwayman from one of our sister pubs, the Hand and Trumpet. A keen rambler, he’s got his routes planned out and has laced up his walking boots already.


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!

Book online

Use the calendar to book a table. If the time you're after is not available, give us a call and we will try our best to fit you in. We keep some tables for phone bookings.

We don't reserve any of our outside tables so if you enjoy a little alfresco dining these are first come first serve.