If you’d like to put a name to a face, allow us to introduce you to the crew…

Patryk

Landlord

Patryk has lived and breathed hospitality all his life and has a passion for making others happy, along with all things wine, beer, making cocktails (of which he has a fountain of knowledge in all) and a ‘forever passion for good food”. In Patryk’s own words, “I love creating a welcoming atmosphere, where customers enjoy themselves and leave the pub feeling happy – that is my priority”. Just want you want in a Landlord! 

In his time off Patryk loves to go for long hikes with his dog Biscuit and being fan of sustainable living loves to forage around the countryside. He’d never say no to a good book and a glass of well- aged Bourgogne.

Gwen

Assistant Manager

Gwen was born and brought up in Wrecsam and is a fluent Welsh speaker.

 At the tender age of 17, she qualified as a cook and joined the Navy. After a couple of years of cutting her teeth, she decided to spread her wings and went from the sea to the sky and became a crew member for Bmi. After a stint based out of Heathrow, she moved closer to home and transferred to Bmi Baby at Manchester as crew manager.

 In 2012 she hung up her wings and returned to cooking, as school cook but missed the buzz of meeting new people and making them happy and so headed back to the world of hospitality (but with her feet firmly on the ground and not in the air this time round).

 Gwen is happiest making others happy, although she’s equally happy to roll up her sleeves and dive back into the kitchen to lend a hand to the chefs when needed. In her spare time, she loves to bake and cook Italian food for her husband and daughters at home, in Rhos.

Wiktor

Head Chef

Wiktor was practically born in his chef whites! His love of food and cooking go way back when! Food, flavours, working with the seasons and the ability to create new dishes has always been a passion of Wiktors, whilst taking advantage of what nature offers and using local and independent producers wherever possible. “To work at the Cross Keys is a dream come true, as I get to do everything I love.”

Since childhood, his passion has been travelling, discovering new cuisines and influences along the way, cooking with local residents and always steering clear of the ‘trodden tourist paths’ to search out where ‘the locals’ eat and drink – and joining in with them.

Outside work, he loves to spend quality time with family and friends and enjoys photography, art and fishing with his son, along with a spot of gardening.