Meet the team

James McFarlane

General Manager
James is Huntingdon born and bred but with a Geordie dad he's an avid Newcastle United fan. He trained at the Old Bridge, and then managed the Three Horseshoes at Madingley for a couple of years when it was owned by John & Julia. He returned to TOB as Assistant Manager, left to try Sales elsewhere and returned once again to be our ever-dynamic Hotel Manager. He now manages all areas of the business as GM!

Jemma Olley

Deputy General Manager
Jemma has worked for us at The Old Bridge for around 16 years - by now, she's probably worked in nearly every department within the hotel! Jemma is now heading up the day-to-day running of the hotel and supports James and the business as Deputy General Manager.

Sarah Whitelock

Sales Manager
Sarah was, for many years, our Business Centre Manager and before that, a key member of the Reception team. In 2021 she took over the role of Sales Manager and now spends her days - very successfully - planning and organising our wedding and event bookings!

Alison Morrison

Assistant General Manager
Covid was a nightmare but did have its upsides in the end - and a key one for us was the arrival of Ali, made redundant by BA after 25 years. After starting here as a waitress in our Lounge & Bar, she is now the ever-welcoming heart of our team, supporting Jemma as her Assistant GM; when she's not out walking the dog from one local pub to another!

Pramod Jadhav,

Head Chef
Pramod has been Head Chef since 2019, having worked for us for several years as Sous Chef. Originally from India, near Mumbai, Pramod (nicknamed Rambo amongst the team) has developed an amazing repertoire of British and international dishes.

Jake Smith

Wine Shop Manager
Jake was a Restaurant Manager at the Old Bridge restaurant for several years before running other pubs locally and in London. A brief stint in project management made him realise that wine was a better idea and he re-joined us in 2022. As a Tottenham fan, he is often a bit down, so probably best to discuss food and booze, not football.

Emily Bevens

Restaurant Manager
How we get such talented people like Emily joining us is a (wonderful) mystery. She took a degree in photography and was using that skill-set commercially when she decided that hospitality was her true calling (having worked at the Almonry Tea Rooms in Ely Cathedral as a student). She loves Chianti and Champagne - normally in the reverse order - particularly when on holiday in Cornwall.

Cyril Bray

Functions Manager
Cyril has been with us for many years. He has managed the restaurant in the past but is now the host of all our functions, whether a small private dinner or a large wedding. He adds a classic sense of French hospitality to Huntingdon.