Staff Feature – Molly Cross

Meet the Team Feature

Each month (or there about!) we (or Bob Honey) finds out a bit more about the great team at the Packhorse.

You’ll know Molly Cross by her infectious smile and cheerful manner.
Molly has been with the Packhorse for all but the first month of its reopening as a community pub.
Having graduated from Falmouth with a BA (Hons) in Dance and Choreography, she joined us for what was intended to be a summer job in 2018, and thankfully enjoyed it so much that hospitality is now her chosen career. In fact, during her time here she’s gained levels 3&4 in Hospitality Management (Food and Beverage).
Proud to be from these parts – born on Entry Hill and schooled at Ralph Allen, Molly is a member of one of the best known families in the area (you’re never far from a Cross).

Her great grandfather, Roland Cross, founded the internationally renowned Cross Manufacturing, with her grandfather, father and many other family members following in his footsteps and working for the business to remain a family run business for three generations. Molly worked within the business for a brief while, but found that she most enjoyed doing tea runs (and having a chat) out of all of her day to day jobs, truly the beginning of her career in the service industry!
Her great grandmother, Dr Clara Cross, was so well thought of in her ground-breaking clinical work that a ward at St Martin’s Hospital was named in her honour.

If Molly passes you on her commute home to Trowbridge, where she lives with her partner Alex (they met when he worked at the Packhorse) and their cat, you’ll probably hear Rod Stewart and Jools Holland’s ‘Spring Fever’ bursting forth, although it could be part of an eclectic mix from Sinatra to theatre, via Taylor Swift.

If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland Paris, be sure to pop in to have a chat with Molly as she is a seasoned professional Disneyland goer, and proud. When she’s not working she’ll be there hanging out with her pal Mickey Mouse and spending far too much money!

So keep up the good work Molly. I’ll raise a toast to you with your favourite cocktail, an Old Fashioned, or even better, buy you one for your excellent contribution to the success of the Packhorse.

p.s If you visit and scroll down News and Events on the Packhorse website you can read about a wager by Molly’s great, great uncle Wilfred Cross. The re enactment of the race 2 years ago was great fun!