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The Team

The Wheatsheaf Inn’s team looks forward to giving you a warm welcome.

Sam and Georgina Pearman

Sam and Georgina Pearman

Sam hails from Gloucestershire and went to London to train as a chef at Mayfair’s Langans Brasserie. He then moved to front of house where he helped to manage the Michelin starred Glass House in Kew. Sam was the consultant at the Kingham Plough for its opening and during its first year.

Georgie was born in Worcestershire and worked as a corporate lawyer for over ten years including six years at Allen & Overy in London. Sam and Georgie moved back to Gloucestershire over six years ago and opened the Royal Well Tavern in Cheltenham which was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in its first year of opening and then shortly after that they bought the Wheatsheaf Inn and in March 2011 completed its refurbishment.

Peter Creed

Peter Creed,
Operations Manager

Peter grew up in Oxfordshire, 15 miles from the Wheatsheaf. He first met Sam and developed a passion for food and service at the Kingham Plough. After some time at the Kingham Plough and having completed training at the Glass House in Kew Gardens, Peter took a break to study business at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester. He came to the Wheatsheaf in 2009 as the bar manager and has since spent time in New York training with the Union Square Hospitality Group at such restaurants as the Gramercy Tavern and 11 Madison Park. Peter became the general manager in September 2010 and strives for great, consistent food, a perfect atmosphere and the best hotel experience in the Cotswolds.

Jeremy Ashby

Jeremy Ashby,
Restaurant Manager

Jeremy swapped the manic London scene for the country hustle-bustle of The Wheatsheaf Inn. Jeremy worked as Bar Manager and Assistant Restaurant Manager at Shepherds Restaurant which is part of the Langham’s Group for 8 years gaining extensive knowledge of food and wine and providing excellent customer care. Jeremy has brought his years of experience dealing with high profile clientele to us showing real professionalism and character.

Lionel Periner

Lionel Periner,
Group Beverage Manager

Lionel has been a qualified Sommelier for ten years and has worked mainly at Michelin Star restaurants. After working locally at Hotel Du Vin in Bristol and Bell’s Diner he moved to London and joined the acclaimed La Trompette in Chiswick where he was Assistant Sommelier. Lionel is currently studying for a diploma for Master Sommelier.

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