Our Team

Grant Ross General ManagerGrant Ross

General Manager

Originally from Scotland, Grant has worked for distinguished hotels and restaurants throughout the United Kingdom and the United States.  He even owned his own hotel near St. Andrews before moving to Bucks County.  As our General Manager of all three restaurants, Grant has been with us since the renovation of the Black Bass, and is superb in his ability to ensure that each guest has a memorable experience. Known for his immense knowledge of local history, there are certain to be storied tales of the Golden Pheasant’s history whenever he is nearby. Grant is excited for the new challenge of making the third restaurant in our hospitality group a success. 

Phyllis Lownes InnkeeperPhyllis Lownes

Innkeeper

Phyllis has lived and raised a family in this area her entire life. She has worked at all of the Thompson family hospitality properties, including the Black Bass Hotel when restorations were just beginning, the Lumberville General Store, and now the Golden Pheasant Inn.  Phyllis is excited to be back interacting directly with the hotel guests. She enjoys whipping up breakfast and greeting guests every morning and delights in learning about the stories that brought them to the Pheasant. When she is not working as our Innkeeper, she enjoys spending time with her grandkids, or you may spot her outdoors walking or biking along the canal towpath.

Kevin Teeling Bar ManagerKevin Teeling

Bar Manager

Kevin helped open our sister-restaurant, the Black Bass over a decade ago. Later, he moved to join the previous owners of the Golden Pheasant. As fate would have it, when the Pheasant closed down, Kevin re-joined us at the Bass. In turn, when we purchased and re-opened the Golden Pheasant, Kevin reclaimed his post and is once again warmly welcoming customers from both establishments.  Needless to say, Kevin has quite a following. When he is not whipping up his amazing cocktails, he enjoys quiet time in LBI with his wife Karin.