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

Alisha Craigwell


Originally from Toronto, Canada, Alisha has travelled around a bit - after studying law enforcement she decided to up sticks and move half way around the world to Shanghai where she opened a pub with her friend. After almost five years decided to give England a try. Alisha immediately in love with pubs and ale, never to turn back. She has been working for B&P for 7 and a half years, running the Mute Swan and Old Orchard before her move to the Telegraph. She loves cooking, play football and a cheeky glass of Whiskey. When she's not at the pub you will see her out for a run with her dog Ned!

Izzy Humphrey

Deputy Manager

Our resident gin enthusiast, Izzy has worked for B&P since the beginning of her career, starting off as a fresh-faced runner. She has worked her way through the ranks and with all of her hard work she has progressed phenomenally. Her speed, efficiency and buoyant personality make her a joy to work with. When Izzy isn't working you will find her in the kitchen baking or out for long walks with her beautiful pooch.

George Sawyer

Assistant Manager

George is our beer expert, he loves anything about beer and is always looking for new products to let us all try. Can normally be found in and around the bar area, with a big smile on his face welcoming everyone that walks through the door. A lover of movies and television, with a degree in media we wouldn't put it past him becoming the next Tarantino.


Lee Antrobus

Head Chef

Lee is normally a very quiet member of the crew, although we suspect that on the quiet he is a bit of a lad. He has been with us since 2000, when he started as a Kitchen Porter, but he has since taken The Kitchen Plunge. He is known as "Bus", but no-one will say why, so assume it's rude.

Marius 'Cristiano' Crudu

Senior Sous Chef

Marius hails from Romania, via Mitcham and is one of our shining young stars in the kitchen. Starting life as a kitchen porter when The Mute Swan opened its doors back in 2014, Marius now helps to lead the mains section of the kitchen from the pass on busy shifts. He is an extremely determined and talented young man, with a great passion for food (as well as business and football). Marius recently won the Food Development Award in our 'final of finals' alongside Izzy, for their Korean chicken wings dish. There are viscious rumours amongst the crew that Marius is also a very good footballer, however these are yet to be confirmed by his appearance at staff football games!