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

Simon Joyce


The man, the boss, the 'guy with he beard' - It doesn't really matter what you call him but we call him Simon. Simon ticks all the credentials we look for at B&P, Sharp in dress and mind and is a real asset to us here at The Inn at Shipley. Local boy, born and bred, Si claims to know a thing or two about a good pub having spent a considerable time in them! When he isn't at the pub doing further 'research', you will find him wondering the countryside with his black lab Axel or with his lovely wife Charlotte and new baby Autumn.

Connor Westwood

Junior Deputy Manager

Connor is another local lad that has lived in Wordsley all his life, so has great some great insider local knowledge. Connor has also worked at most of the local hostelries in his time, so you'll all recognise his warm and friendly face as you come to the bar. Connor has a few hobbies which include football, golf and camping or anything outdoors to be fair, he also loves saving up for holidays which is an intrinsic part to his happy disposition.


Luke Wilcox

Head Chef

Luke joined us in January 2017 but is no stranger to the world of B&P. Luke has been with the company since 2011 and through hard work and passion for great food and worked his way up the ranks. For two years previous, Luke has helped train and open all our new pub kitchens, locally The Oakley in Brewood and The Physician in Birmingham and also run the kitchen at the Woodbridge Inn, Coalport. Luke is a rising star in B&P and we are extremely lucky to have his talent here at the Inn. When not behind the pass, he enjoy treating his girlfriend Kat to some nice meals out - letting someone else cook for a change and is an avid Ed Sheeran fan.

Jack Worrall

Senior Sous Chef

Jack is our very own "Jack in the Box". As soon as the sun rises he springs into life, literally. He is a fun loving, hardworking, crazy (in a good way), adventurous chap who loves nothing more than to keep everyone entertained. Jack hasn't given up on his main dream, which is to perform on stage in the West End. In his spare time he loves a good gym session, and secretly enjoys baking fairy cakes, which by the way, taste fabulous!

Scott Oakley

Sous Chef

With a degree in Biochemistry and Forensic Science and a Masters in in toxicology Scott is our resident proper scientist! Working part time as a chef whilst at university gave Scott the bug for a career in professional cookery and he since went on to gain lots of cheffy experience in a variety of foodie pubs. We're delighted that he's decided to join the kitchen brigade at the Roe Deer and look forward to sampling any experimental foodie concoctions in the future. In his spare time football golf fishing and general socialising.

Oliver Corns

Commis Chef

Oli aka 'mummy's little solider' has been with us since the very start. He is in his eyes the most important person in the building, and the truth is we actually think he is too! He makes the best brews and is always happy. 'The Inn's little soldier' keeps everyone smiling.