Bridgit Hodges is the friendly face behind the bar at The Last Stance at Portland Arms. She’s the bar manager and food and beverage relief for the Cowshed eatery and has been with Portland Manor since August. A local who completed high school at Wittedrift High in Plett, Bridgit has been in the hospitality industry for many years, working in various restaurants in the Garden Route, most recently Moonshine Runners Diner in Sedgefield where she was restaurant and kitchen manager.

Her job at Portland Manor involves admin, stock control, day to day operations and being a floor supervisor in the Cowshed.

She’s a people’s person, and loves interacting with a variety of different people, working under pressure, learning new skills and making new ‘family’ at work.

She’s looking forward to a busy festive season and ensuring that guests have a memorable experience at Portland Manor. Catch up with her in the pub and if she’s not too busy, chat to her about the history of the estate which she has a particular interest in!