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The Cottage in the Wood

What we offer

The Cottage in the Wood is a 36-cover Michelin-star 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.

Career Opportunities at The Cottage in the Woods - Hospitality Jobs

A great place to work

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.

Hospitality to the highest standards

The owners, Kath & Liam Berney, joined by Beth & Jack Bond, are passionate about providing high quality hospitality. The quality standards offered at ‘The Cottage’ have gained recognition through the award of a coveted Michelin Star in 2019 to add to our three AA rosettes.  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. In August 2021 we were named the 24th best restaurant in the UK in the National Restaurant Awards Top 100.


Current vacancies:

We are always on the lookout for talented people. Even if you don’t see a job for you listed below, then send an email with your CV to [email protected]

We have an exiting opportunity available for a Restaurant Manager

We’re looking for an experienced Restaurant Manager to lead our growing team. The perfect person will be equally passionate about hospitality, sustainability, wine, food and implementing our inclusive team culture. The ideal candidate will have experience of working in similar style restaurants and hold a CV that demonstrates good career progression.

If you’re an empathetic leader who wants to inspire an ambitious team at Michelin starred level then this could be for you! We offer a very competitive salary, with an extra generous tip share.

We have a role in our Restaurant team for a Server

If you love to make other people happy, you’re passionate about food and curious about wine then this might be the job you’ve been looking for. We are a small, friendly team that creates a relaxed and warm ambience, whilst applying the highest professional standards. We’re looking for like-minded individuals to join us. Bring a positive attitude and we can teach you the rest.

We also have a position on our Leadership and Management BA programme.

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. You are able to give the same attention and enthusiasm to everything that you do. We are happy to retrain for those who have trained and qualified in another occupation.

We will positively consider applications from people whose careers have been disrupted by the Covid 19 pandemic.

Why work with us

  • Work up to 4 days a week
  • Set days off (Sunday – Tuesday) so you can make plans and have hobbies
  • Work in a Michelin starred restaurant (with lots of tastings!)
  • Work for a small business which supports other small, local businesses
  • We’re based in a stunning, and unique environment
  • Be part of a growing, ambitious and exciting team
  • Learn about wine, cocktails, making coffee and food
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Great tips
  • Epic staff food
  • We love what we do, and our team comes first

Interested? Then contact us.