About Us

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

History

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

Chris Charter

Manager

Chris, has now worked in six of our sister pubs, gathering lots of experience along the way which he is so excited about sharing with the Parrot's new crew. He enjoyed travelling and has worked abroad, but is now very happy to be back on home soil. He enjoys growing vegetables and playing basketball in his free time. He's also found time to recently complete his WSET, which he did with distinction. So if you need to know anything about wines and our lovely list at the Parrot, he is your man.

James May

Deputy Manager

Before James came to us, he was with Brunning and Price for a year as a Roving manager, traveling around the country to help out those that needed him. We are happy that he has decided to put down his roots here with us. He has a passion for food and drink and has always enjoyed customer service roles, probably because he trained in the Performing Arts, so is rarely at a loss for something to say.


Kitchen

Daniel Donohue

Head Chef

We are so fortunate to have Daniel working here with us. He has 2aa rosettes under his belt along with a plethora of his recipes being published in various different magazines and papers, he has even been reviewed by the savagely renowned Charles Champion and lived to tell the tale. When not in the kitchen you will find him either playing or watching basketball, cycling, riding his motorbike or watching others ride theirs in Moto GP. He also eats out whenever he can and then goes to the gym to counteract the effects.

Tom Puttock

Chef

After spending four and half years behind the pans at the Sydney Opera House, Tom returned to the UK to catch up with his friends and family. After taking a job at the Aspinall Arms in the Ribble Valley to save for a trip to Europe Tom fell in love with pub life and decided to stay on home soil and join the opening team at Parrot via one or two of our other pubs. Tom has buckets of creative talent and infectious energy which makes him a joy to have around, particularly when the going gets tough.

Peter Illes

Chef

Having worked in in our sister pub the Refectory he is a perfect match to the Parrot bringing lots of passion to the crew, he loves everything about being in a strong kitchen team working hard for each other and producing delicious tasting dishes. When Peter is away from the kitchen he enjoys most of all going to the movies with friends.

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