Creative Sous Chef (Full time / Live-in available)

Website The Carnarvon Arms Hotel

Salary £21-24k+ dependant on experience

THE CARNARVON ARMS Pub and Rooms- (Just outside Newbury, next door to the popular Highclere Castle)

Looking for something new? Do you want to be part of an award winning company? Want to be proud of the work you produce? Are you looking for a great career and a chance to progress?

If your answer is yes, then the beautiful Carnarvon Arms Pub and rooms, is looking for you!

As our food business grows in popularity with both locals and tourists, (being next door to where the ever-popular Downton Abbey was filmed,) we need a brilliant Senior Sous Chef with vision and passion to join our brigade. The successful Chef will have all the nuts and bolts of experience expected of a great Sous Chef (great leadership and communication, support to Head Chef, due diligence, stocks, supplier relationships, GP’s, training) and will have experience of delivering a seasonal core menu with frequently changing specials based around simple rustic dishes, bold flavours and seasonal produce. Most importantly, we really need you to have bags and bags of energy, a hunger to learn and a passion for great British pubs. You must also have a great eye for detail and be proud to deliver non-pretentious but outstanding fresh, British seasonal food.

Experience in a similar environment essential.


  • Live-in accommodation
  • Great working conditions
  • Opportunity to showcase special dishes
  • Flexible days off
  • Free staff food
  • Incentives
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • A great career path within a growing independent company

If you think you have what it takes, please drop us an email along with your CV for the attention of Dave to with a few sentences as to why you think you would be perfect for us and we will get back to you really quickly!

We look forward to hearing from you.

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