Rob Hattersley – Managing Director
Being the son of John & Diane Hattersley, former restaurateurs and now local wine merchants, Rob was destined for this industry. Starting off as a chef, progressing through the ranks to front of house management, Rob has 20 years of experience under his belt. He has managed restaurant, bar, kitchen operations all of the UK and also had a stint as a Beverage Operations Manager for Royal Caribbean International. Rob is thrilled to be back in the Peak District and cannot wait to invite you into his country home.
Stephen Atkinson – General Manager
Stephen is the person that makes things happen. As the General Manager, Steve runs the day to day operation of The Maynard, looking after all aspects of the business including service, standards, staff, hotel, ordering and legislative compliance. Also being brought up in the trade, with his parents running the Bulls Head in Youlgreave, Steve has developed in his career throughout hotels and restaurants. Stephen has undertaken General Manager roles within the Revere Pub Company and has been the right hand man, but more importantly, the rock to keep Rob grounded since 2017.
Adrian Gagea – Head Chef
Everyone’s favourite person; Le Chef! Adrian grew up in Romania and became inspired by food from a very young age by his mother and grandmother. After his 16 years of playing on the Romanian national volleyball team, Adrian found his passion for food and became a chef. Taking residence in the UK from 2011, Adrian worked under Raymond Blanc for 2 years, becoming sous chef after 6 months, before returning to Romania to take a Head Chef role. Adrian started working for Rob in 2018 and naturally took the move to follow in this venture.
Soraya Ferrer – Wedding & Events Manager
Born and raised in Madrid, Soraya moved to the UK in 2012. Having worked in Casinos, Soraya then spent 4 years progressing at The Corinthia in London gaining the title of Wedding & Events Planner. Soraya then moved to The Lanesborough and Firmdale Hotels as Wedding & Special Events Manager, before taking the move up north, where we were extremely fortunate to find her. Soraya looks after all wedding, functions and internal events. Should you be wishing to book any event, please speak to Soraya, who will assist you anyway possible.
George – Lord of the Manor
Our resident Blue Roan Cocker Spaniel is the celebrity of The Maynard. He is greeted throughout all his home with attention and bonios, he will quickly inform you if he’s not received enough fuss. George is quick to welcome other four legged friends into our bar area and ensure they’re treated to biscuits and bowls of water.