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THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE
BRADLEY HARE

The Bradley Hare was born out of a collaboration of multidisciplinary minds; in conjunction with the Duke of Somerset’s estate, James and Andrew worked towards the mutual goal of building an inn that is at the heart of the village and the local community. The Bradley Hare aims to stay true to the roots of the building, creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where locals can meet and mix with the inn’s guests.

BENEDICT JONES

General Manager

Ben began his career in the food industry by completing a course at Leiths school of cookery. Following an enjoyable stint working in a 2AA rosette kitchen, Ben made the move from the kitchen to the restaurant floor, putting his charming personality to good use.

After working as a restaurant manager for a number of years, Ben moved to High Road House before taking on the exciting opportunity to return to Somerset and join the team at Babington House, Soho House’s exclusive country retreat.

In 2020, Ben was introduced to the team behind the Bradley Hare and, despite several spells of Covid lockdowns, he volunteered his services to create the best pub in the South West of England — The Bradley Hare.

LUKE THOMPSON

Food & Beverage manager

Luke started his hospitality career with Jamie Oliver before moving to Babington house as the Restaurant manager where he and Ben first worked together. After a stint with The Beckford Group and a chance conversation with Ben about a tent, Luke joined the opening team at The Hare and never looked back!

With a love of the way food brings people together and the feel for a room full of folk enjoying themselves he was drawn to the Hare. Not only to have the opportunity to work with an amazing team but also because of our commitment to championing the incredible producers we have on our doorstep.

Rooted in Wiltshire, The Bradley Hare also happens to be Luke’s local!

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