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.

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!

Adam Gaunt-Evans

Executive Head Chef

You won’t be surprised to hear that Adam too studied at Ysgol Dinas Bran, another local lad born and raised in Llangollen.

After completing his kitchen apprenticeship, he moved to London’s Dorchester Hotel to continue his training, followed by the Michelin starred Green House restaurant in Mayfair, before embarking on an international career beginning in Dubai’s luxurious Burj Al Arab, Flying fish restaurant in Sydney and heading up kitchens in the Maldives, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

Adam’s cooking reflects his extensive global background and is delighted to be back in Wales with his wife and two boys – his greatest achievements to date!

Learn more about Adam on our dedicated ‘Meet the Chef’ page.