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Nutwood Pubs are a group of heart-of-the-community pubs and restaurants that consistently deliver an exceptional combination of high-quality fresh food and drinks, with traditional English countryside hospitality. Our venues offer everything from comfortable evenings by the fireside to once-in-a-lifetime event experiences.  Everyone is invited to enjoy our renowned warm and friendly welcome.

Martin Prescott

Owner and Director

Martin has owned and operated businesses in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors for over forty years, and describes himself as both a serial entrepreneur and an evangelist for private enterprise. For over ten years he was an FE college governor and for twelve years an elected Ward Councillor in what was then his North London home borough of Enfield. Martin’s Council focus was on business, employment and enterprise, and he chaired the award-winning Enfield Life Opportunities Commission in 2009/10.  

In recent years, Martin entered the hospitality sector by acquiring two now-thriving country pubs/restaurants under his Nutwood Pubs brand. Despite the challenges of recent years, he remains confident that the combination of high-quality food and drinks with a traditional English countryside welcome will always be the heart of any community. Martin is devoted to his partner and their combined family of six adult children.

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Gavin Turl

Managing Director

Gavin is a graduate of Huddersfield University with a degree in Business, Administration and Management. He has over twenty years of hospitality management experience in pubs and bars, specialising in sales growth through innovation, and business development. Gavin's industry knowledge, and management skills are key to supporting the continued expansion and strategic development of Nutwood Pubs. He is a member of the BII and Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Meg Dipple

General Manager -The Pheasant

Meg has worked in the hospitality industry for 9 years, working her way up from being a kitchen assistant, to the position she holds today. While pursuing her degree in Manchester, she gained valuable experience from working at several bars, this includes cocktail training at Albert Schloss.

With the onset of Covid-19, Meg was offered a full time role at The Woodman Inn before moving over to be General Manager at The Pheasant where she still is today.


Natalie Duncker

Group Marketing and Events Manager

With over two decades in the hospitality industry, Natalie has worked across the globe. Her hospitality and events experience began in South Africa where she worked in country clubs, before moving onto 5-star resorts in the UAE, as well as pubs, wine bars and restaurants in the UK and Tanzania. After about 10 years in the business, she turned her focus to weddings. Initially managing destination weddings on the tropical island of Zanzibar, before moving back to the UK to gain valuable operations experience in the luxury wedding industry. 

Natalie has joined Nutwood Pubs at a time of growth, and we look forward to seeing The Woodman Inn squarely on the wedding map. 

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Networking is not about collecting contacts,

it's about planting the seeds of your future.

We are excited to launch Nutwood Networking. A community based business networking group. It is free to join, and members are invited to attend a monthly coffee morning at The Woodman Inn in Nuthampstead, SG8 8NB. 

We endeavour to provide local trade people, business owners and entrepreneurs a place to meet up, exchange ideas, and be a part of our greater community. 

For more information on our upcoming or meetups, please email Natalie at 

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