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

Jonathan Gillespie

Manager

Recommended by 4 out of 5 people that recommend things, Jon has worked in the hospitality industry in various capacities for many years. He has worked for Brunning and Price since 2018 and if you're looking for a good country pub recommendation, he's your man. Originally from Hampshire, he moved permanently back to London to take over the reins at the Steam Packet. Currently living on a boat overlooking Kew Gardens, he thinks the view from the balcony at the pub is better. He loves his motorcycle and children but will never admit in which order. Most likely to be found searching for the perfect pint of Guinness, which apparently is not that easy to find...

Hayley Roberts

Deputy Manager

Originally from beautiful North Wales and living in lively London since 2013. Having worked in the industry for over 10 years Hayley would honestly say it’s been the best 10 years of her life so far! From mixing cocktails to pulling pints Hayley is ray of sunshine on the floor. When not working, she is most likely to be found on the otherside of the bar, plotting her next foreign adventure over a glass of good red wine.

Sonia Osan

Assistant Manager

Sonia has been an Assistant Manager at the Roebuck for nearly 2 years. She is easily tempted by cheese and gin, and loves going on holiday. However, she has a massive fear of pigeons so please scare them away!!

Andrea Hidalgo Simon

Supervisor

Andrea our Catalonian ray of sunshine has made London her home and started working for us only a short time ago... It feels like she has always been around though, maybe because she came in a few times for drinks before making the move from customer to Team Steam, anyway, great to have her on board with us as we navigate towards sunnier times. She definitely likes to enjoy her time off (as we all do)... Normally with a full bodied red or a cheeky Rose', you will hear her say "it doesn't have to be from Spain although it would taste better if it was"...

Federico Dolfini

Bar/Waiting Staff

Federico is our own Italian stallion! Originally from Italy, Federico gets stuck in with everything and never stands still! A fun fact about Federico is that he once appeared in an episode of 'Coach Trip: Road to Ibiza'.

Evangeline Lovelock

Bar/Waiting Staff

Evie started working here end of June 2021 after graduating and brings such high energy to Team Steam. Being her first job in hospitality, she can pretty much do it all...although she hasn't quite yet perfected her milk frothing skills. From starting of as a runner to being centre stage working Front of House, Evie always has a smile on her face. When she's not working, Evie likes going out with friends and family and partying till morning comes!

Daniel Pirjol

Bar/Waiting Staff

Sometimes there are no words, and this is not one of those times... Pirjol (Daniel) is a top bloke who realised there is a lot more to life than working the floor in Michelin starred restaurants... The epiphany came when he finished his trial shift here at the Steam Packet... He could not believe how lovely our customers are so decided to change his place of work... Nice One Pirjol I mean Daniel... He is a true family man and when he is not scaring his daughter he is usually plotting ways to make her laugh and deciding where will be the most fun place to visit...


Kitchen

Derico Fernandes

Sous Chef

Derico knows his way around a kitchen. We think he has great taste generally although his choice of football team has our current Head Chef bewildered. Honestly, you couldn't find a better atmosphere in any kitchen on a Man City Vs. Man Utd day if they are both working together. D hails from Goa and has come up with a few dishes that we sneak in occasionally on the light bites that showcase that. Now we just need to convert him into a Bee's fan!