Our team

Great things are achieved by a team of people working together.

Amy Cross

General Manager

A former pupil of Ysgol Dinas Bran, a farmer’s daughter, as well as born and bred in the area- Amy is a local Llangollen girl. Having worked in the hospitality industry from the time of her University days, she brings over 15 years of experience to the table.

Amy has helped launch number of fine dining restaurants off the ground, achieving recognition in the Michelin Guide and has fronted up a restaurant by 2 Michelin Star chef Michael Caines MBE. From country house hotels to gastro pubs, guest houses to fine dining, Amy has made it her business to master the intricacies of fulfilling any customers’ needs.

Having spent the last three years over in the Emerald Isle working in the heart of Dublin, Amy is very excited as this new chapter in her life begins, back in Wales and is happy to be home.

Harry Hickson

Assistant General Manager

Harry’s career in hospitality began at the age of 16, and he’s been hooked ever since! He loves the buzz of a bar and a good pint of real ale. He has worked in Chester at the Abode Hotel and restaurant and has also spent time in Australia, working in a cocktail bar in Brisbane and on a vineyard, some of the happiest times in his life, from what he can remember!

Harry had a wonderful childhood growing up on a farm, and has recently had a new addition to his own little family. He has a sweet tooth, so really enjoyed researching and testing the liquid puddings.

Nicole Farrell

Assistant General Manager

Unsurprisingly, Dinas Bran can boast of yet another talent who again has returned to the area. In fact, Nicole arrived back like a whirlwind to embark on her hospitality career with us over at Tyn Dwr Hall. She’s a force to be reckoned with, highly motivated and incredibly organised! Nicole has spent time working in America, France and recently climbed Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity. She talks non-stop so you’ll be lucky to get a word in edgeways! She does love a cocktail or two but insists it’s research for work of course!

Kim Watson

Assistant General Manager

Dinas Bran really has produced yet another star with Kim being another local born and bred. Her first job was aged 14 in Gales wine bar, (next door), where she had learned the ropes and has honed her skills ever since!

Cook books are a bit of an obsession, so Adam will need to keep his eye on his collection. She loves nothing more than spending the day mooching around a food festival, gin festival or beer festival! She’s also quite creative and loves nothing more than getting stuck in, whether it’s jam making, wood pyrography or perfecting her hedgerow brew… you may spot her up on the Gwernnant!