Career opportunities

We’re always on the lookout for talented people who will bring something extra to what we do here at ‘The Cottage’

What we offer

The Cottage in the Wood is a 36 cover restaurant with nine letting bedrooms situated in the heart of Whinlatter, England’s only mountain forest and close to the picturesque market town of Keswick in the Lake District.

The owners, Kath & Liam Berney are passionate about providing high quality, value for money hospitality.  The quality standards offered at ‘the cottage have gained recognition through the award of  three AA rosettes for culinary excellence and  Inspectors choice 2017-18 for the four gold star Restaurant with Rooms category.  We are listed in  the leading guides, including Michelin, the Good Food and Hotel Guides and Alistair Sawday’s special places. Over the years, we have won many awards and accolades, and this is because we have a talented and enthusiastic team who love what they do.

Working at ‘The Cottage’ will enhance your skills, knowledge and CV. However, we will value the skills and experience you bring with you. We have a small friendly team.  You will find everyone helpful and supportive. It’s a great place to work, but also a one of the best places on the planet to live, especially if you enjoy the outdoors and adventure.

What we’re looking for:

Restaurant Staff. Full and Part Time.

Housekeeper. Three days, Wednesday to Friday. Approximately 15 hours.

Kitchen Porter. Evenings, to Tuesday to Saturday. Approximately 25 hours.

You are fully committed to achieving high personal and professional standards.  You have high energy levels and excellent communication skills with a genuine and warm interest in people. Mostly, the work is stimulating and extremely rewarding, but you are able to give the same attention and enthusiasm to everything that you do.

We offer good rates of pay. Gratuities are shared equally amongst all staff.

Interested? Then contact us.