About Us

For a brief history of the building, see the link to the left.

The Old Bridge has been privately owned by John and Julia Hoskins since 1994. 

We would love to include pictures of the whole team, but here are just a few key people. 

Do also see the About Us on the wine shop website.

About Us

For a brief history of the building, see the link to the left.

The Old Bridge has been privately owned by John and Julia Hoskins since 1994. 

We would love to include pictures of the whole team, but here are just a few key people. 

Do also see the About Us on the wine shop website.

STEVEN NORMAN, House Manager

Stevie worked here many years ago as a student and has re-joined us twice since. Now House Manager, he is your key point of contact at the hotel. He is a proud and ever-optimistic supporter of Blackburn Rovers.

JACK WOOLNER, Head Chef

Head Chef since 2013, having worked for us for many years off and on before that. Jack trained with one of our best ever Gastro Pub Chefs (Clive Dixon, at The Pheasant at Keyston) and his food is suitably robust, British and very 'honest'.

JOHN HOSKINS, Proprietor

John became a 'Master of Wine' in 1994 – the same year he bought the hotel. His office is at the back of the wine shop, so you might just catch him there.

JULIA HOSKINS, Design

Julia oversees design, refurbishment and (less glamorous but never ending) maintenance. 18th century buildings demand a lot of TLC.