Our Bar Manager

Benoit trained at the Lycee Professional catering school in St Nazaire for five years before travelling around Europe. He joined The Stafford in 1993, planning to stay a year to improve his English, but proved to be so popular that he never left.

Benoit became Bar Manager in 1997, replacing the late and beloved Charles, who, having served for 42 years at The Stafford, would be proud to see the high standards and buoyant atmosphere of the bar still going strong.

Benoit is the utmost professional but sees his work as pure pleasure, relishing interaction with guests and building up close friendships with many regulars.

Mr Provost says: “We see the same guests returning year after year. It’s so lovely meeting their families, watching their children grow up…I know they feel like they’re coming home when they visit us.”