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Our family and careers


Dan - General Manager

Having worked in the hospitality industry, running busy restaurants, bars and pubs, Dan joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience under his belt. 

When he’s not working?

Dan can be found walking his puppy, Rex on the beach with his Fiancé Lauren and the kids of course!

ADAM - Assistant Manager

Adam - Assistant Manager

Adam has been at The Cliff House for a couple of years, starting as a member of the waiting team and promoted to Assistant Manager.

When he’s not working?

Adam can be found trying out a new local real ale, or most likely spending time with his fiancé and baby Oliver.

Jordan - Assistant Manager

Jordan - Assistant Manager

Jordan, also known as ‘Golden Boy’ due to his lovely hair colour, started as Assistant Manager in 2019. Although already a familiar face for many as he has worked a number of Summers at The Cliff House.

When he’s not working?

Jordan can be found playing football followed by a couple of pints with his mates, or walking his dog with his Mum on Barton Beach.

Meg - Office & Functions Manager

Meg - Office & Functions Manager

Since joining the team 2018, Meg was soon promoted to our office manager. If you’ve called us recently, it was probably Meg who answered. Meg is super organised, looks after our bookings and will ensure your time with us is the best it can be!

When she’s not working?

Meg can be found spending time with her little sister Bob and her little dogs Millie & Phoebe on the sunny beaches of Barton.


Micheal - Head Chef

Michael was promoted to the Head Chef role in September 2018, he has a passion for local produce and is an expert in matching flavours. 

When he’s not working?

Michael likes to take his Girlfriend for a drive in the New Forest or pop to the pub with his friends

Zach - Sous Chef

Zach - Sous Chef

Starting as our BBQ chef during the hottest Summer ever, Zach is now back in the main kitchen. he’screative and loves trying new dishes.

When he’s not working?

Zach is a keen forager, heading out locally to find whatever is in season.

The Cliff House Team

The Cliff House Team

Our Cliff House team is a little family and we’re always on the look out for fantastic people to join our happy team. So if you’re a fun, customer focused person with a positive attitude then get in touch. Send your CV to 



You will often find Poppy relaxing in a sunny spot on the cliff top. It’s a tough life!

When she’s not working?

Poppy doesn’t work. She’s a dog!


Our extended family

Part of our extended family, we love our local suppliers.

Here are a few we love!

  • David Gate’s butcher, Milford on Sea
  • Jude's Ice Cream, Winchester
  • Ferndene Farm Shop, New Milton
  • Noah's Ark Free Range Poultry & Eggs, New Milton
  • Lisa's Larder, Keyhaven
  • Dan Tanner Farm, Sopley
  • Field Farm Honey, Swanage


Steve and Hayley - The Bosses

Steve & Hayley joined the business in 2015, after moving back to the seaside having lived in Cambridge where Steve ran a number of busy restaurants.

When they’re not working?

Hanging out with Poppy in their favourite local coffee shop, whilst trying to plan their next holiday!