About the Family
Twice finalists in the Hampshire life pub of the year, 2015 & Winner in 2016
Formerly of the Greyfriar in Chawton 2001 – 2010 winning many awards for Fullers Village pub of the year
Frances Whitehead, Executive Head Chef
Classically trained Chef studying for three years, full time culminating in achieving a Diploma in Professional Catering at Highbury Catering College Portsmouth.
Worked as chef in Oaksmere Country House Hotel, Hintlesham Hall, Abingworth Hall & Lainston House Hotel.
Worked in many Hotels in France, Corsica and in private service cooking for Royalty and Presidents.
Peter Whitehead, Director, Accounts, HR, Drinks & Tobacco
Ex Operations Director Heading Engineering & Sales in the IT industry. Previously Electronics Engineer and Field Service Engineer (Digital Equipment Company)
Now self-proclaimed Wine , Beer, Cigar, Gin & Rum expert!
Oliver, Currently Studying Fine Art at Bournemouth Arts University and our designer consultant.
Sophie, Studied Arts Foundation Textiles at Alton College and looking for work experience, She is Bar Maid, Waitress & host extraordinaire
We are ably supported by a small band of very hard working and loyal staff without whom we could not exist, they are all part of our extended family and central to the success of our individual little pub!
About the pub
The building was originally named “The New Inn”, the only pub name now legislated against!
Built Cira 1870 the building has always been a pub, it’s construction granted by permission of the local parish priest, and to this day the pub carries the responsibility for the repair of the church roof.
Due to the pubs age and prolonged periods of little investment we have a rolling plan of upgrades to be done as they can be afforded, to this end we lack some of the niceties of modern buildings such as baby changing facilities and proper disabled / wheelchair access. We do the best we can with the building we have and are able to offer help and assistance where necessary.