Our Story

Our Story

Fugitive Motel

Our vision when Fugitive Motel was set up in June 2019, was to build a community focused food and drink brand that would put genuine choice and authentic hospitality at the heart of what we do.

VACANCY HERE

Inspired by the spirit of U.S motels and mid-century design, Fugitive Motel is a multi-dimensional destination bar with striking personality.

The Team

ON THE RUN

The genesis of what would become Fugitive Motel developed over a number of years between Liam Tolan and David Burgess.

With two other old school friends, the pair would take annual trips away to the world’s best beer destinations. A quest for discovery, became a kooky obsession for the latest drinks trends, with ideas picked up from across Europe and the U.S helping to hone their vision.

The Founders are backed by a shareholder group who passionately share their vision.

THE FOUNDERS

Liam Tolan (L), David Burgess (R)

 

THE KITCHEN

FAMS BADJIE

Head Chef

Fams cut his teeth gaining experience at some of London’s finest brasseries before moving to the Casual Dining Group. Heading up teams across a number of sites over the last 8 years, Fams built his reputation securing a series of 5 Star Food Standards Agency reviews.

FRONT OF HOUSE

Jack Ellis

General Manager

With over a decade of experience working for some of the biggest pub and restaurant groups in the UK, Jack joined as General Manager in October 2019. Jack’s ‘guest obsessed’ approach to customer experience sees him go the extra mile for staff and guests alike.

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JAZZ SINGER

DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER

JOE PARKER

BAR MANAGER

CHARLIE NEWMAN

FRONT OF HOUSE SUPERVISOR