About Us

Our History

Food & Fuel was set up in 2006. It is a collection of 11 pubs in central London, all unique and individual but with the same philosophy at heart; dedicated to the provision of true hospitality – fresh, seasonal and delicious food and excellent wines, beers and ales. Giving all of our customers a really genuine welcome, informed and friendly service so they leave wanting to return, is what we aim to do every single time.

We are always on the lookout for new pubs that might want to join the fold, so if you know of a great one (or one that has the potential to be a great one with our guidance) then we would love to hear all about it.

Do please get in touch if you would like to talk about any aspect of our business. And most of all – we hope you enjoy our pubs.

Meet the Team

Nick O’Donnell

Operations Director

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Nick originally hails from Derry City in Northern Ireland, which is pretty unmistakeable when you start to speak to him. Before ‘laying his hat’ in London, where he lives with his wife Orla and two beautiful girls Darcy and Erin, he worked for a 10-year spell in Paris, firstly as part of the initial team that set up Euro Disney and latterly in some pretty cool restaurants like La Coupole in Montparnasse followed by Chesterfield Cafe and Planet Hollywood.

Nick is never too far away from his guitar and has music running through his veins – I dare you, hum anything around him and his encyclopaedic brain will not only tell you the year and artist but probably an anecdote about a time when he bumped into (and obviously then had a drink with) someone in the band. His quiz team instil fear into the north London pub quiz circuit and when one day he decides to retire from his Ops Director ways, he is surely destined to become an Egg Head.

He is also a qualified executive coach and mentor having completed the Institute of Leadership and Management level 7 certificate a few years back and if he hasn’t run it, he is sure to know any pub within central London, so is the perfect person to lead the F&F team from strength to strength.

 

Michelle Haugh

Operations Manager

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Michelle’s path in hospitality started whilst travelling around the world, finishing up in New York where she ended up stopping for ten years, working (and playing) hard. Since returning to the UK Michelle has worked in many different places including an entertainment venue in Covent Garden, where she learnt to do the splits and hang from a hoop….not altogether in her job description but always fun at the end of a busy shift!

Her spare time is spent in France with her husband Tim in their little Hobbit House, where they are still trying to master the language, but having no problems mastering all about the cheese and wine.

 

Fiona Masters-Stoddart

People Support Manager

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Fiona is a country girl at heart. She loves boats and a bonfire on the beach with friends and family and her dog Mr Mack Hudson. She throws a great party and is a self-confessed feeder – which is probably why she got hooked on hospitality when she was at Uni. Since then she’s worked in all kinds places from stately homes to casual dining, working her way through the ranks. For the last 5 years, her focus has been on learning and development: creating and delivering training initiatives as well as performance coaching for managers and chefs.

  

Peter O’Sullivan

Head of Food

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Peter lives in St Albans with his wife Tracy and has 2 grown up children Gemma and Ben. He has looked after the Food and Fuel kitchens since way back in 2006, but before, thankfully, he came to us, you could have found him at the Spirit group, Whitbread and the Pelican group. His ultimate day would be walking to the pub with the dog after a game of golf, the day Arsenal wins the Premier league.