Our Team

We believe that people come to pubs for more than the products, and the service is what differentiates one pub from another. At the heart of this is our team, who are encouraged to deliver first class service to everyone who walks through the door

Nick Ford - Owner

Princess Alexandra is Nick's first pub venture. Starting in pubs young at the age of 15 in his native Cambridge he developed a passion for food and quality service. Post University travelling through South East Asia and Austriallia, he continued with this passion working Front of House at Forty One @ Level 41 in Sydney. Following this he worked as Head of Food and Beverage Queens Collage Cambridge University and then an 8 year stint with IHG Hotels in their corperate Head Office as well as Food and Beverage. Before his venture on his own Nick then worked for pub group Antic London, starting as an Operations Manager and then Head of Food for the whole group. This is where he managed to hand pick his Super Group team, You will notice a pattern further on. Having lived in the area for many years he is happy to see the pub finally move into it's true potential! Nick is also a keen sports fan and Rugby super fan. He is also a lover of wine being WTES qualified, the wine list comes straight from the pallet providing a good selection through out.

Marie Stritter - General Manager

Marie joins us from Antic London having run both Earl Haig Hall in Crouch End and, more recently, The White Hart in Stoke Newington. Marie is a true publican, coming with 13 years experience in the pub trade. Having started off in her local McMullen's pub in her native Enfield, followed by a stint in the busy market place pub Kings Head. Finally leaving the bright lights of Enfield to take on the Earl Haig Hall. Marie is happy to head back to Crouch End to join the fun of the Princess Alexandra. Marie has a passion for football and is an avid Spurs supporter having been taken to games by her Dad since she was young.

Leanne Webb - Assistant Manager

Leanne comes with a back ground of retail and customer service. With only a few years of pub work behind her, she took to it as a natural joining Antic London at Farr's School of Dancing in Dalston. She then moved across to Stoke Newington taking up a supervisor role at White Hart. This is where she first worked under Marie. Once the Princess Alexandra came up as a job offer, she couldn't refuse teaming up with Nick and Marie again. Leanne is a lover of all things Game of Thrones and you will usually find her sporting this through her clothing!

Jack Stone - Head Chef

Jack came to us from Antic, though he had spent some time out of London before joining us, his previous London experience at Forest Tavern in Forest Gate, East London, had showed his huge potential. Before moving to pubs Jack worked in Corrigan's Mayfair, home of acclaimed Irish celebrity chef and Great British Menu heats judge Richard Corrigan. Jack says his proudest moment was cooking for and meeting Queen Elizabeth II at 0 St Mary Axe, more commonly known as The Gherkin. 

Jesús - Pub Dog

You will normally find him peering out of the window upstairs or howling at the passing sirens.