Meet the team

Stephan Norman

Stephen Norman

General 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.

Pramod Jadhav

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. But of course he is renowned (if not type-cast) for his incredible vegan curries.

James McFarlane

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, returned as Assistant Manager, left to try Sales elsewhere and returned once again as our every-dynamic Manager.

Sarah Whitelock

Sales Manager
Sarah was for many years our Business Centre Manager and before that a key member of the Reception team. She has now (in 2021) taken over the role of Sales Manager, replacing the brilliant Steph Hewitt. Sarah is the most positive and pro-active person any of us have ever met - so she is going to be a great success.

Oli Bichener

Oli Bichener

Service Manager
Oli joined the OB team in 2019 after previously running The Cock in Hemingford Grey. Oliver maintains that he doesn’t have ‘hobbies’ because he lives and breathes hospitality. Restaurants, bars, food & drink - that’s his thing.


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.
Seen here with our Breakfast Manager, Jan Howson.

John Hoskins

John Hoskins

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

Julia Hoskins

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