About Us

We have a substantial estate of largely historical and characterful pubs in the north west of England, north wales and the south eastern home counites with a growing selection in the midlands and we are proud to have been voted pub group of the year many times.

Every pub restaurant has its own unique style influenced by the character of the building and they have all been sympathetically restored to their former glory providing relaxed, informal surroundings, predominantly in village locations. We also have a smattering of long established town centre gems with a reputation for mirroring the virtues of a country pub restaurant.

You'll find good cask beers, freshly cooked food, decent and affordable wine and a good shelf of malt whiskies and glorious gins throughout. We like to think we run informal places for people who like to meet, eat, drink and talk in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

We are often asked how we find such nice staff for our pubs. The answer is simple, we always look for outgoing, friendly people who have a genuine interest in our pubs. In general, we’ve found that the right personality is more important than the right experience as we will give plenty of support to get you up to speed.

We like to think of ourselves as relaxed in style and you will find us a close knit bunch with a true family feel. Each of our pubs enjoy a high degree of independence, so it is important that we recruit like-minded people who have shared values and bags of enthusiasm.

Our continued growth means there are more opportunities for people at all levels that want to develop a rewarding career with us. We always try to make the most of people’s abilities and our home grown talent is invaluable in strengthening the values and culture we enjoy. 

One of the great things about working in our pub restaurants is that you can follow a proper full-time professional career, you can work part time, or you can work casually when it suits you – we need all types. Many of our crew have started working for us on a part time basis and then gone on to build full-time careers with us.