Our people are our best asset - the feather in our cap. We hand-pick them as much for their character as their skill and efficiency.
Spot-on service is delivered with big smiles and cheery hearts by charming folk who are absolute naturals at warm welcomes and good conversation.
Many have years of experience in the hospitality industry and all have gone through our own, exacting in-house training scheme to ensure everything
is done the Peacock way - and going that extra mile to make customers happy is simply second-nature.
Director of Operations
James has had a self-proclaimed “Life of Hospitality” from starting as a pot washer and then waiter and bartender at his local pub aged just 14, he worked at various cocktail bars and restaurants whilst at University in Leeds and then following time in Australia he has worked in a branded restaurant chain, an upmarket hotel, weddings and bistro venue and another gastropub before starting here at The Peacock at Barlow where he is part of the furniture having helped lead the refurb, opening and everything since. You will likely find James at the order point chatting to guests as they arrive and depart whilst overseeing the team or sat on table 3 in the tap room doing the team Rotas.
Assistant General Manager
Owen started his venture at the Peacock in 2016 as one of our front of house waiters and after a bumpy first 6 months, where following a great trial shift he emerged as the first person in this business to get worse and worse each shift, he eventually flicked a switch and then became one of the best waiters around, then a bartender before moving towards management training in 2019. Owen was promoted to duty manager just before COVID and has been a trailblazer since. In 2022, he progressed to the assistant general manager position. He loves dealing with customers and sometimes chats to them more than he works!
Sarah started working in hospitality at 16 as a waitress at Popular American diner chain, she worked there for over 8 years up to the position of deputy manager. She then left to open her own business, a vintage tea, coffee, and cake shop. After 2 years Sarah moved on and went to work at Chatsworth house behind the scenes on the maintenance team, still customer service facing but also working on all the events and Christmas openings. Sarah has been at the Peacock since the summer of 2017. She was a full-time manager until having her daughter Ava in March 2020 just before lockdown. After lockdown, Sarah came back to work on a part time basis.
Katy joined the team in 2021 as a front of house waitress and quickly progressed through the ranks by showing a lot of interest in the business and working incredibly hard day in day out! She is now one of our Duty Managers, and is a massive key player in the management team! She is always thinking of ways to improve the business and if you don’t find her at the order point you’ll find her greeting our fluffy friends!
Benjamin came to the peacock 6 years ago after finishing collage. he started as a waiter learning the basics from carrying trays, taking orders and learning how the pub functions. Striving for more, he became apart of the bar team, learning cocktails, stock taking and ordering stock.
After Covid there was a switch around with staff, James Robinson asked Benjamin to join management. Now, 2 years later, Benjamin is a strong member to our team learning all there is to know about our industry, with his hard work and great experience, he always gives his best. If you see him around, say hello.
Head Pastry Chef
Fay graduated university with a first-class honours degree in Culinary Arts, and has since worked in reputable places such as Buckingham Palace before coming to us, where she has been our resident pastry chef since February 2018. In her free time, Fay likes to read novels, talk to anyone who will listen about tattoos or Derren Brown and write about herself in third person. Her favourite parts about working at the Peacock at Barlow are innovating new desserts and spending time with the best team.
Jessie started in 2022 whilst starting out with her A-levels; since then, she has decided to become an apprentice at the Peacock, mainly font of house but she is always happy to help in any department. Jessie decided to become an apprentice because she was enjoying doing part time and saw the opportunities becoming an apprentice would give her. She enjoys working with lots of people every day and always likes to challenge herself in any role.