Meet the Team

Nick Gourley

Position: Owner

Nick is the owner of The Fisherman's Rest. He has worked in the Hospitality Industry all his life having been raised on his parent's family farm in Lincolnshire. He won the Caterer & Hotelkeeper's coveted 'Acorn Award' and went on to create the UK's largest hospitality and most profitable recruitment agency in the UK. People say he is the "consumate Host".You will often find him working behind the bar or arranging events for customer's. On Sunday's he usually takes to the Kitchen to ensure the famous Hot Roast Beef or Pork & Stuffing Cobs are to standard; he naturally makes the famous 'drinkable' gravy himself.When (if !!) Nick gets a day off then he will normally be either judging or exhibiting at a Championship Dog Show - you can see his dog's at 

Andy Leonard

Position: Co-Owner

Andy is co-owner of The Fisherman's Rest. He is the creative brains behind the interior decor in the pub; which he decorated personally. Customer's say we have the 'Cleanest toilets in Derbyshire' and the Pub is always sparkling clean all testimony to Andy's exacting high standards.When not woirking in the pub, Andy also judges and exhibits at Championship Dogs Shows.



Jo started working with us on the day we opened. She is a Derbyshire 'lass' and has a wealth of local knowledge. She joined us from The Bear at Alderwasley where she held the post of Bar Manager for many years.Jo has played a key role in the success of our pub. She has great rapport with our customer's, superb knowledge of real ales and an impressive memory - you only have to visit once and she will remember your 'tipple' when you return.