#beatonsbod: Alex the soda inventor from Tisbury!

Alex Cockrean is a returning  Tisbury 'Beatons Bod' - appearing in his University breaks and adding his own brand of wit to the team (see his responses below!)  Alex is studying Chemistry at Oxford and his sister Daisy - who has also just won a place at Oxford - is another part-time 'beatonsbod' too! Perhaps it's Alex's interest in chemistry that has enabled him to create an original popular soda on our menu?

1.  Who are you and what do you like best about your job?

I'm a waiter at Beatons, the best part of my job has to be the customers. With a lot of regular customers it's quite nice to build up a bit of chat.

2.  What's your favourite edible or drinkable from our menu?

I'm going to have to go for the Beatons' special soda. It's the perfect beverage to refresh you on a warm summer afternoon. Whoever came up with it deserves a pat on the back, possibly even a raise? [Hmm... well you've certainly got the pat on the back! Ed.]

3. And how about your favourite book from our shelves?

The book I most recently bought from Beatons' shelves was 'How to make your cat an internet celebrity: A guide to financial freedom' by Patricia Carlin and Dustin Fenstermacher published by Quirk Books.. It made the perfect gift.

Alex in action!
4. Which of the ways we like to go about things at Beatons means most to you and why? (For readers unfamiliar with them, they are; providing generous value, a restorative experience and personal attention with  'sparkle', 'elegance' and 'gracious hospitality').

 As a waiter I enjoy the way Beatons approaches hospitality, as it gives me the opportunity to actually get to know the customers as an integral part of my job.

5. Over the next year what's the most exciting project in your life - at work or personally?

My biggest project (whilst definitely not my most exciting) in the coming year will be preparing for, and hopefully passing, my final year exams at university.

6. Can you share a  practical tip for our online audience?  It can be about anything i.e. cooking, sewing, cleaning or motorbike maintenance!

Bacon pancakes (see picture). Seriously! [Although we don't see them going on the menu, nor are we sure this is the kind of practical tip we had in mind (!) we do think they'd be a great way of students fuelling themselves with a protein breakfast before exams. And I'm going to try give them a go. Ed.]