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.

STEPHEN NORMAN, House Manager

Stevie worked here many years ago as a student and has re-joined us twice since. Now Hotel 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'.

JAMES McFARLANE, Assistant Manager

James is Huntingdon born and bred but with a Geordie dad he's an avid Newcastle United fan. He trained at the OB, managed the Three Horseshoes at Madingley when we had it for 2 years, then returned as Assistant Manager at the OB, in charge of service.

STEPHANIE HEWITT, Assistant Manager

Steph trained in our service team as a young'un back in 2009 then left for a couple of years before returning to work in and run the Reception team. She is now Assistant Manager, in charge of everything sales-related. She married Josh, at the OB, and they live in Alconbury.

CYRIL BRAY, Functions Manager

Cyril has been with us (off and on!) for 10 years. He has managed the restaurant in the past but is now in charge of all our functions, whether a small private dinner or a large wedding. He adds a classic sense of French hospitality to Huntingdon.

JOHN HOSKINS, Proprietor

John's family ran 'Poste Hotels' in the area for many years. John became a 'Master of Wine' in 1994 – the same year he set up his own company Huntsbridge and bought the hotel. His office is at the back of the wine shop, so you might just catch him there.

JULIA HOSKINS, Design

Julia, John's wife, oversees design, refurbishment and (less glamorous but never ending) maintenance. 18th century buildings demand a lot of TLC. She also teaches yoga at the Equilibrium studio in Huntingdon.