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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

Sean Parker


Sean takes the reins here at the Highwayman after earning his spurs at our busy sister pub in Manchester, Worsley Old Hall. Sean has been with Brunning and Price for just over 6 years, working at lots of different pubs and gaining invaluable experience. When we advertised the role, he jumped at the chance to move up North and join us, and we're really happy he did. He is a keen football fan and, if you stand still for too long, he'll enjoy telling you of all his triumphs from his playing days. Luckily for us, these ended a long ago. Known for his big personality, he’s sure to become well known in and around the local area and when he's not working hard behind the bar, he'll likely be found supping on pint of cask ale with the locals and chatting the evening away.

Ben Coverley

Deputy Manager

Ben comes to us from one of our sister pubs The Bull’s Head, having previously been at The Hayhurst Arms and Pen-Y-Bryn. He hails originally from North Wales and has been with the company for 4 years now. He's a solid all rounder and has cast his eye firmly on the cask side of things which we take pretty seriously here so expect to find him behind the bar talking to you about all things beer.

Aimee Sharples

Assistant Manager

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.


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.

Daniel Broomhead

Kitchen Assistant

Dan joined us at the Highwayman late last year and has fell in love with food ever since. A keen bean, Dan is looking forward to creating some real cracking dishes and can normally be found, phone in hand, taking pictures of his creations.


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.