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Our Team

Bruisyard Hall is a family-run business full of energy and devotion to our guests. We want to make sure everyone who comes here has a wonderful experience and falls in love with this beautiful and historic country house. 

robert & Teresa Rous

When Teresa and Robert Rous inherited Bruisyard Hall from Robert’s father in the mid-80s, they had a shared love of the fascinating history of this former nunnery, farm and stately home, and a great desire to return it to its former glory. Now they want people to come and enjoy the splendour of this property for many years to come.

“This house loves people, and people love this house. It’s a very happy place, steeped in history and we only have single groups in at any time. We really want visitors to feel at home here, in this unique setting from a different age.”


alan sabol

General Manager

Alan joined to lead the team in 2017, he's focused on making sure the high standards that Bruisyard has become well known for are maintained as the business continues to grow.

With over 30 years’ hospitality experience, beginning just up the A14 in Newmarket, Alan has held various management roles taking him across the UK, the US and Japan.

Alan has a flair for events and an eye for detail. He makes sure that all our customers receive a great service and that every event run at Bruisyard Hall is one we can be proud of.


Katie Whittaker

Events Coordinator

Katie joined the Bruisyard Hall events team in November 2017.

With over two years experience in the Wedding and Events industry across Suffolk, her passion and dedication for event planning shines through in her work.

Always approachable and enthusiastic, Katie will never hesitate to go the extra mile to ensure a couple’s wedding journey - from first viewing to the big day itself - is the complete stress free experience at Bruisyard Hall.

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Richard Grinyer-Power

Head Chef

Richard has over 20 years’ experience in the catering industry working as head chef in 2/3 rosette restaurants across the country. He has a real passion for local, seasonal produce and a keen eye for detail.

Richard joined the team in 2018 and is now excited and committed to working with the customer and creating dishes and menus for your special day.



Weddings & Events Coordinator

Bethany has joined our events team with 2 years experience in event management. She has always had a passion for weddings and events, and will do anything and everything to ensure a couple has the happiest day of their lives. 

Her organised and friendly approach, along with her eye for detail, compliments her experience to ensure events run as smoothly as possible.

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Laura gell

Events Manager

Laura has been here since the beginning - and was the first Bruisyard Hall employee after renovations were completed! Laura has organised weddings as well as the other events at Bruisyard Hall and Barn including private parties, charity galas, conferences, yoga retreats, Christmas parties and more.

Laura had her wedding reception at Bruisyard in 2015! She explains: ‘I just couldn't bring myself to go elsewhere. I have complete faith in everything we do and nowhere else lived up to expectations. It was a magical day and the team really did me proud.’