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

The Cottage in the Wood

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.


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.

Providing high quality, value for money hospitality

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.


Current vacancies:

Restaurant. Waiter/ess

Kitchen. Commis Chef or Demi Chef de Partie

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 are happy to retrain for those who training, education and experience is in another sector.

We offer good rates of pay and accommodation. Gratuities are shared equally between all staff.

Interested? Then contact us.