Meet the Epicurean team


Matt Parry-Hann




Alice Gabriel




Tom Benfield


Starting out his early career in mining laboratories, Tom later went on to gain several years' experience working in Property. As a proud Cornishman with a true passion for all things outdoors, you will find him spending his weekends out walking in the countryside, on the water fishing, or exploring further afield is on his motorbike.

His perfect pub experience would be discovering a new hidden gem at the end of a long autumnal hike, muddy wellies off, sat by a roaring fire in good company, while tasting some local ales. A goal of Tom's is to walk the 630 mile South West Coastal path, in stages, starting at Minehead in Somerset.


Customer Service




Inn Curator

David - Inn Curator


A true fount of all pub knowledge, David's 25 years previous includes past Editor of Sawday's Pubs & Inns Guide, AA Room at the Inn and Egon Ronay's Pubs & Inns Guide. Well-known and respected across the industry not only for his love and detailed knowledge of pubs, food, drink and great walks but also for his talent as a writer, inspector and Pub Guide editor. David also contributes to the Good Food Guide, the Publican's Morning Advertiser as a writer and awards judge (Publican Awards), and has written pub-related articles for the Sunday Times, the Independent and Country Life Magazine. When not in the pub or at his desk writing about pubs, David tries to find time to enjoy walking and cycling, but hasn't done so for the past year…!