Welcome to Cheshire Cat

Our Company was founded in 2008 by Tim Bird and Mary McLaughlin. Tim was formerly part of famous pub entrepreneur, Michael Cannon’s management team turning round the fortunes of Pub companies such as Morrells of Oxford and Eldridge Pope.

He was more recently MD of Brunning and Price and the Freehouse Pub Company within the Restaurant Group. Tim’s early career saw him work for Berni Steak houses, JA Devenish and Greenalls Pub Company.

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

We currently operate six famous pubs. All of which originally were either closed or on the verge of closure. We enjoy the challenge of restoring beautiful pubs that many would consider to be lost causes.