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One of the many things that makes Pierreponts special is our fantastic team and we know that you like to get to know them a bit better. In this post we meet long-standing waitress Linda, who loves running, cheese straws and gin!

Where do you live and who do you live with?

I live in Goring with my 13-year-old daughter, Rosie.

How long have you worked at Pierreponts?

Eight years.

What’s the best thing about working at Pierreponts?

As I’ve worked there for so long it’s not like going to work – it feels like coming home.

And the worst?

Being too busy on a Saturday morning to answer the persistently ringing telephone.

What’s your favourite thing to eat and drink at Pierreponts?

The cheese straws.

And what would you have to drink with it?

Definitely a huge gin and tonic.

What’s your favourite cafe or restaurant (apart from Pierreponts, of course!)?

I love the Perch and Pike in South Stoke.

Whats’ the funniest thing that’s happened at work?

When Phillippa fell over putting out the awning. Although of course we didn’t laugh!

How do you relax after a hard day at work?

Either with a run, chilling out with Rosie or a nice glass of wine.

If you could have any TV box set, what would it be?


You would do anything to avoid…


What do you drive and what do you listen to in the car?

I drive a red Fiat 500. I like to listen to Radio 2 but it’s the latest Now album when I’m with

What are your nicknames and why?

I don’t have one.

Which one website do you always check?

BBC Weather.

What’s your signature dish if cooking?

Loads of salads.

What are you currently reading?

Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims.

What’s your most annoying habit?

Apparently I’m quite sarcastic!

What hobbies do you have?


What’s your claim to fame?

I used to live in George Michael’s house before he did!

Tell us about your most embarassing situation:

I once apologised to a customer about a member of staff for being new and not really knowing what she was doing. It turned out she was her daughter!