Welcome to Cheshire Cat

Our wonderful pub company was founded by pub and restaurant entrepreneurs Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin way back in 2009.

Tim had previously been Managing Director of 460 managed pubs with Greenall’s and then MD of Morrell’s of Oxford, Eldridge Pope and finally Brunning and Price, before taking the plunge in to their own business with wife and business partner Mary.

Mary was formerly Managing Director of La Tasca and grew the Spanish restaurant chain from three to over seventy restaurants nationwide. Prior to this, Mary was with both Greenall’s and Devenish Pub Companies, having spent her early career with Disney and Harrods.

Cheshire Cat currently operates seven award winning pubs and the Fitzherbert Farmhouse. All of which were either closed or on the verge of closure when Tim and Mary came along and rescued them. The challenge of restoring beautiful pubs, that many would have considered to be lost causes, is their passion. There is nothing more important to us than a great pub!