Meet the Team

In 2022, Owston Hall Hotel was given a new lease of life when local Doncaster family, the Martins, purchased the 32-bedroom hotel and estate. Along with reinstating the golf course to championship level, the family plans to restore the hall to its former glory and create a leading, multi-outlet resort destination in South Yorkshire.

Lady Margot

Lady Margot

As the beloved mascot of Owston Hall Hotel, basset hound Margot brings joy and a sense of warmth to the entire team. With her droopy ears, soulful eyes and wagging tail, Margot is the perfect embodiment of charm and friendliness. Whether she’s greeting guests at the entrance or playfully chasing her favourite ball in the beautiful grounds, her presence is always a delightful sight.

Margot is not just a pretty face. She is incredibly intelligent and has a knack for putting a smile on everyone’s face. Her playful and gentle demeanour makes her a favourite among both staff and guests. So, the next time you visit Owston Hall Hotel, keep an eye out for Lady Margot. She’ll be the one wagging her tail and spreading happiness wherever she goes!

Kristy Martin

Kristy Martin

Business Development and Spa Director

Kristy has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the spa, beauty and wellness sector.

“Owston Hall Hotel is a family run business, and we want to deliver outstanding experiences with the highest levels of service. I am excited to lead the spa project, which will see an expansion of our current pool and gym areas. It will be a wonderful, safe space to relax where guests can come to be truly pampered. We’re looking forward to elevating the hotel guest experience and welcoming locals from across Doncaster as well as guests from the North and Midland regions.”

Joseph Farrar

Joseph Farrar

General Manager

Sports fanatic, family man and career hotelier, Joseph has managed some of the finest hotels in Yorkshire. Now, returning to his hometown of Doncaster and taking up the reigns at Owston Hall Estate, Joseph has the vision to transform this historic gem into the premier hotel, golf and spa resort in the area.

Joseph shares a love of fine wines and exceptional food. When not casting his meticulous eye over all things on the Owston Hall Hotel you will usually find him on the side of a football pitch somewhere.

James Winfield

James Winfield

Deputy General Manager

James started his career in hospitality nearly 14 years ago, working at Chesterfield FC’s brand-new stadium as an apprentice. He moved into supervisory and managerial roles spanning over five years before joining the hotel sector in 2015. James has worked at several spa hotels since, most recently at Ringwood Hall Hotel & Spa as Deputy General Manager. 

“It’s not very often people truly enjoy their work, but Owston Hall Hotel is a really great place. I love being surrounded by very vibrant and professional individuals and it gives me, great encouragement and excitement to help take this beautiful hotel to the next level, through hard work and determination. I am very enthusiastic, enjoy my work life and have a passion for anything football related!”

Craig Gallimore

Craig Gallimore

Executive Chef

With over 35 years’ experience and more awards than he can remember, there isn’t much that Craig Gallimore hasn’t experienced in a professional kitchen. With time spent working under some of the tops chefs of all time, Craig has honed his craft fully and now enjoys nothing more than cooking delicious dishes and passing on his wealth of experience to his team. We don’t hold it against him that he is from across the Pennines!

Awards

Rosettes/ Accolades/ Escoffier Trophy Winner

Amanda Hardwick

Amanda Hardwick

Wedding and Events Coordinator

Anna Nienajadlo

Anna Nienajadlo

Head Housekeeper

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