Your hosts – Simon and Norma

Simon, Norma, Iago and Gringo the lurcher, welcome you to The Greyfriar.

Simon has worked in the hospitality industry since 1991. As a restaurant manager he ran the front of house at London’s first Michelin starred Indian restaurant, Benares and at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House.

Simon was general manager at Gordon Ramsey Holdings for two years and was the general manager at Stovell’s in Chobham, where he gained his passion for wild crafted gin.

Norma is from Galicia in north west Spain. A practicing veterinary surgeon, Norma brings her love of Galician food, art and design, fun dining for all the family and a generous spoonful of business acumen to the partnership. All while looking after Iago and keeping Gringo out of trouble.

Simon and Norma shared a dream of owning and running a ‘proper’ country pub, that sold great food. In September 2017, they sold their house in London and secured the lease on The Greyfriar. Today having invested in its future, the pub offers everything they dreamt of including a warm friendly atmosphere, great ales, an unrivalled range of beverages, innovative flavour packed dishes made from local ingredients and traditional pub classics cooked to perfection.