About Us

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

David Green

Manager

When we first came across David he had his own event management company in Llangollen, where he helped organise the Food Festival, the Hot Air Balloon festival and the Motorbike Show, amongst others. In his spare time he is a hot-air balloonist himself, and pilots his own craft. Dave earnt his spurs at our ever-busy sister pubs in Manchester, The Wharf and Worsley Old Hall before moving over the water to open The Red Fox in 2014.

Jennifer Love-Hughes

Deputy Manager

Jen joined us at the Red Fox after five years at Harkers, AKA beer capital of Brunning and Price. She is working on gaps in her knowledge at present, so is working her way through our 110 strong gin collection. She is an enthusiastic home baker, and we always look forward to her coming in after days off with leftover cakes.

Laura Gaynor

Deputy Manager

Laura has been with us from the beginning, having previously worked at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool. She is a qualified florist, which comes in really handy when Christmas comes around. She is usually found running half marathons and drinking kale smoothies when not running around the pub.

Rebecca Simmons

Deputy Manager

Local lass Becky came over after a stint at Royal Liverpool during the Open whetted her appetite for pulling pints. Young and ambitious, she is partial to a gin or two which stands her in good stead for a bright B&P future. She was part of our winning duo at the company's food development awards.

Kyle Crone

Assistant Manager

Doting dad Kyle has been in the pub trade since he left school and what he doesn't know about the folk of the Wirral is not worth knowing. Laura, his wife, also works here and they have two sons called Theo and Niall. In his spare time he loves fitness, sports and enjoying a pint or two on the other side of the bar.

Elisha Owen

Trainee Assistant Manager

Ever-smiling Elisha is one of our longest serving members of the team, having been with us since just after we opened, so what she doesn't know about the Red Fox or our customers just isn't worth knowing. She's infamous for her partying stamina and love of a night out... except now she's growing up she has to book the week after off to recover. Her taste in wine is much improving as she gets older too and is fond of a Sancerre... if her boyfriend is paying that is!

Ben Whitehead

Trainee Assistant Manager

Ben first started as a "glassy" and is now one of our Assistant Managers. It's fair to say he is a Red Fox success story! Ben is usually found at the gym when he's not in work - or tinkering about with his other pride and joy, his car. His favourite dish is the chicken burger, and somehow always manages to wangle one out of the kitchen for his staff food!

Rob Rowe

Supervisor

Rob has been with us for years! He is a ninja in the kitchen making sure all the food is going to the right tables and looks nice and presentable. His favourite time is a Sunday at 2pm, when he can REALLY show off his multitasking skills with the kitchen full to burst with orders for Roast Beef! He is a very important member of the Red Fox Football Team - with his height, he plays in goal, of course! He enjoys a pink gin and lemonade, obviously in a gin balloon with as much fruit as you can cram in.

Abbie Royle

Supervisor

Abbie has worked in hospitality and knows all. Always smiling and keeping busy, she loves speaking to new people. She loves every dog that comes in and greets them with a warm welcome... their owners too. Abbie loves a glass of wine, Sauvignon blanc is her go to, along with some garlic and chilli prawns from our nibbles menu, of course!

Laura Crone

Bar/Waiting Staff

Laura is our office administrator and married to our Assistant Manager Kyle. They have two gorgeous boys, Theo and Niall. Laura has been in the pub trade since 2010 and always has a smile on her face. When she's not answering your calls and emails she spends her spare time going on walks and baking with her boys. Laura loves a crisp cider or fruity gin to finish her day!

Diane Allen

Bar/Waiting Staff

"Lady Di" joined us soon after retiring from one of our suppliers. She decided that if she was going to be in the pub so much she may as well get paid for it. She takes great care of her customers and when she gets any spare time off she'll be with her dog Oscar or cruising the Caribbean with her husband Mike.

James Bennett

Bar/Waiting Staff

James used to work in the cinema and loves his films. His other passions are rock climbing and playing tennis and, of course, he enjoys a beer after any of these, preferably a Lowenbrau. One of our calmest members of staff, he will always ensure you have a wonderful time at the Red Fox.

Emily Evans

Bar/Waiting Staff

Em is always running around the pub, smiling and generally keeping spirits high. She is currently on a gap year and going to university to study veterinary medicine, hoping to become a farm vet. When she's not running around the pub, she will be found running around after her four dogs - a labradoodle, cockerpoo and two black labradors. Out of hours, she will usually be found drinking Strawberry gin!

Bethan Vickers

Bar/Waiting Staff

The craziest of the bunch as you all know. Currently in university studying sports science as an aspiring PE teacher. Tiny rebel 'Clwb Tropica' is her favourite drink here in the pub. A fun fact about Beth; she worked in lapland as an elf over the Christmas period in 2018; her name was "Brussel Sprout Beth"... it is has kind of stuck!


Kitchen

Andrew Warters

Head Chef

Andy heads up the chef team, having worked for B&P for a very impressive 20 years. Having led the Corn Mill, Fox and Wharf kitchens for several years, he is used to what we like to call 'extreme catering'. After the somewhat intimate arrangements at some of his former kitchens, the kitchens at the Red Fox are to Andy like the wide open plains of the Serengeti to a wildebeest. When pressure allows you'll find Andy topping up his tan at his house in Spain or cheering on his beloved Leeds United at Elland Road.

Philip Riden

Head Chef

B&P took Phil on at the Grosvenor in 1996, when he was a fresh faced catering college student. Since then, Phil has had two stints with the company and gained some serious stripes at some busy busy places. He is only happy when he is behind the steering wheel of his Mazda MX5 which is his pride and joy, even though he's not a hairdresser....

Matthew Owen

Sous Chef

Matt joined us as a fresh faced 17 year old and has slotted into chef life like a dream. He's great at coming up with new dishes and when he's not cooking at work or home he'll be in the gym or between the sticks for Red Fox FC.

Christopher Jones

Sous Chef

Jonesy is a gym lover and a bit of a daredevil when it comes to rock climbing. He has followed the Wife into a B&P career, rest assured the domestics are left for after work hours!

Mark Cameron

Chef de Partie

"Cammers", or "Mr Heswall" is something of a legend in these parts. He's always got a smile on his face, even under a mountain of checks and is chief morale officer in the kitchen.

Christopher Lynch

Senior Chef de Partie

Chris came up trumps at the food development awards where he won best Northern main dish. An avid lover of motorbikes and Game of Thrones, Chris is a future star in the making.