Meet the Staff
Michelle Stoppard first started at The Woodmans Arms 20 years ago and has worked her way up and is now our Head Chef. Michelle is responsible for creating our restaurant menus and any bespoke menus for private parties. Michelle was born and raised on the Isle of Wight and now lives in Wootton with her husband Mike and their 2 daughters.
Adrian Searl is our Assistant Chef. He has worked in the kitchens of hotels and restaurants before settling down at The Woodmans Arms.
Adrian has also bought with him the knowledge of fine dining and silver service. He lives with Wootton with his partner, Paula.
Holly Groves has recently completed her NVQ Level 2 in Catering and is one of our Kitchen Assistants. Having worked and trained under our Head Chef and Assistant Chef, Holly is gaining the experience and confidence in running the day to day operation of the kitchen and is looking to start her NVQ Level 3. Holly lives in Wootton with her husband and young son.