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Spring 2016

The Greyhound Inn, Burton on the Wolds


Here’s a really good job opportunity: Paul and Tina (Stevens), the publicans of Burton’s Greyhound Inn are looking for an assistant chef. It’s a great pub with a terrific position in the village: whenever I drive past it, my eye is drawn to its beautiful hanging baskets and colourful garden that provide such a pleasing setting for the pub itself.

Paul and Tina moved to The Greyhound eight years ago from Milton Keynes. They were drawn to Burton because they love the area and have family nearby. The pub is owned by Everards Brewery and Tina wanted to tell me how supportive the brewery has been. Having run pubs for years, Tina assured me that this is not always the case with other breweries.

Paul is chef and runs the kitchen while Tina deals with front of house. They both take great pride in the gardens, both in front of the pub and a delightful garden behind. They were thrilled to win the Everards Best Garden competition several times. With plenty of parking space, lots of picnic tables, a bouncy castle, good food and beer, it is certainly a pub with a lot to offer in the summer. But its spacious refurbished interior and log burner are also just what you want in a traditional pub at other times.

From the kitchen, Paul aims to resource his ingredients very locally: vegetables, fruit, meat, cheese, bakery, a lot of game and of course, beer. He has made a speciality of game pie and brings in much of the game himself. Paul and Tina also take pride in bringing the village together with special events, many of which raise money for Rainbows. These have included Casino Nights, an annual Halloween Party and a whole raft of theme nights as well as events for the Land Rover Club, walking groups and car clubs.

If you’ve never been in The Greyhound Inn, why not give it a try? And if you’re an assistant chef looking for an interesting, local and friendly place to work, look no further.

Judith Rodgers