About the Family
Frances Whitehead (Mum), 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.
Oliver Whitehead (Son), Chef & Front of House
Since gaining his Degree in Fine Art Oliver shares his time between working here with us, both front of house and in the kitchen, and part time supporting students studying for their foundation art at Bournemouth University.
Sophie Whitehead (Daughter), Front of House Manager, Social Media
with her grounding in art and textiles Sophie now manages front of house operations and our social media platforms. Her creative skills really have updated our thinking in service and style.
Peter Whitehead (Dad), Director, Accounts, HR, Drinks & Tobacco
Ex Operations Director Heading Engineering & Sales (IT).
Previously Electronics Engineer & Field Service (Digital Equipment Company)
Now self-proclaimed Wine, Beer, Cigar, Gin & Rum expert!
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 1850 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 offer help and assistance where necessary.