Join Our Winning Team!

In recognition of all the talent that is leaving school or college this summer, we are recruiting three Hospitality Apprentices


If you are passionate about looking after people, and aspire to a career in our fantastic industry, then our award-winning Michelin-listed restaurant with rooms can offer you a solid training that will take in all aspects of Food & Beverage. Our hospitality apprenticeships provide practical, hands-on training at one of Cumbria’s leading hospitality businesses along with attendance at college. If you are looking to develop your knowledge and skills and a great start in this fantastically creative and rewarding industry, get in touch.  We will be pleased to look at applications from those who have trained in other areas. For further information email your interest and let us know about your ambitions. [email protected]

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 Chef Director Sam Miller, are passionate about providing high quality hospitality. The quality standards offered at ‘The Cottage’ have gained recognition through the award of a coveted Michelin Start 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 have a role in our Restaurant team for a Sommelier and/or Chef de Rang

If you are passionate about wine and the contribution it makes to a great meal then this might be the job you’ve been looking for. We have a small friendly team that create a relaxed and friendly ambience and apply the highest professional standards.

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.


Interested? Then contact us.