Where did you grow up?
What did you do before you were a bartender?
I have been working in bars since I was 17, so before that I was at school.
How long have you been in the industry?
Over 20 years.
What was your first bar tending gig?
I was a bartender at the Swallow Hotel in Birmingham.
What is your bartending pet peeve? What might happen at work that really grinds your gears?
Do you have a go-to cocktail or beverage for at home? Tell us a bit about your favorite personal recipe.
My favourite cocktail at home would be a Beefeater Crown Jewel martini, though I don't drink at home.
Name something every great bartender should own?
What do you drink when you go out? What's your usual order?
I like drinking whiskey and great North American ales.
We keep hearing that Gastown is such a great place to be a bartender right now. Why is that?
Gastown reminds me of Soho and Shoreditch back in the UK; All the industry get along and work togther. It's a really great atmosphere.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you read the following: "BCLDB"?
What are some of the most unlikely ingredients you have used in making a cocktail?
Baked bread essence, english christmas puddings, custard, hot crossed buns, bacon......
Do you have a favorite beer or wine?
My favourite beer is whatever Pete Southal gives me at rogue, I trust his judgement.
What is a must-have on your food menu?
DJ Trixxy 'Sunrise'.
And if we opened up your web browser history, what page would we be on?
If you could pick anyone to be your bartender wingman/woman for one night, dead or alive, who would it be?
What would you be doing if you weren't bartending?
[Being] a very corrupt lobbyist.
Favorite bar to sit at in Gastown besides your own?
That's not easy, I love all the bars in Gastown. It depends on what, where and when?!