Hi, We are Karl and Kat; partners in life and co-owners of The Dapper Spaniel.
We have over 25 years combined experience working within the field of hospitality; Karl is a highly recommended chef who has worked in rosette and Michelin rated establishments, and Kat is an experienced events and marketing professional.
We have been running our own successful catering and events company for the past 2 years, with an extensive client base and glowing reviews. We are very passionate about our business and have always dreamed of owning our own pub, so we were ecstatic when this amazing opportunity presented itself.
We are continuing to offer outside catering for weddings, corporate functions and private dinner parties while overseeing the pub, so please feel free to contact us for a bespoke menu quotation.
Within our catering company, we only use the freshest ingredients available to create outstanding dishes; we have ensured that those high standards and philosophy have carried over into our restaurant to create a premium but relaxing dining experience for our guests.
Here at The Dapper, Karl is Head Chef and oversees the operational aspects of the business, working alongside our fantastic general manager Hannah. If you have been in for a meal or a drink, then, chances are you have met Hannah ; her dedication and experience have been instrumental in creating and maintaining the high standards of quality and guest satisfaction that we are known for.
Our Sous Chef Jason works alongside Karl in the kitchen, as well as providing his chef expertise to our outside catering events. Karl and Jason utilise their varied culinary experiences to create fantastic seasonal menus with locally sourced fresh food offerings.
Kat oversees all marketing, business development and creative aspects within the pub and the catering company, as well as assisting front of house as needed.
The Dapper Spaniel was created with families, friends, and dog lovers in mind;
everyone is catered for and welcomed, including dogs ( without compromising the quality of food or dining experience)
The pub is named after Karl and Kat's oldest (and most dapper) dog, Archie, a 10 year old springer spaniel . A photo of him has been modified to become the pub's logo and is utilized throughout various aspects of the business; he has become pretty famous already, but still enjoys a cuddle and a fuss.
We look forward to meeting you( and your dapper dogs), and hope to see you soon at The Dapper Spaniel!
Karl and Kat, and The Dapper Team (& Archie )