Consider a career at a National Trust property working for Historic House Hotels, eponymous with quality and service.

 At Hartwell House we are committed to providing excellent service and attention to detail for our guests and we require applicants whose standards are the same.  If you are talented and passionate about your career and want to become a valued member of our team, we look forward to receiving your application.

Restaurant Manager

Are you motivated by the dining experience and service you provide to guests?

Can you effectively lead a team?

Are you ready for a new fine dining challenge?

Can you work closely with the kitchen brigade and hotel management?

Do you have a keen eye for detail and good organisational skills?

If you are talented food and beverage professional and passionate about your career, we would welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person or remotely to discuss our opportunity in more detail.

We are a 4 Red Star, 2 Rosette, Grade l listed country house hotel of the National Trust and member of PoB Hotels.  Located in the Vale of Aylesbury, with train links to London Marylebone and a local bus to the city of Oxford.

You will have responsibility for the overall running of the restaurant, bar and private events.

We believe in providing the highest standards of food and service to our guests.  We value our team, offering attractive working conditions and careers to those who wish to join us.

If you are an established Restaurant Manager or an Assistant Restaurant Manager ready to take the next step, please contact us.

We will ask you to work an average of 45 hours per week, 5 days out of 7 with a mix of straight and split shifts as required and will provide you with the support you need.

We offer:

Service Charge paid four weekly

28 days holiday including public holidays

Staff accommodation within easy walking distance


Free meals on duty and onsite parking

Employee Assistance Programme

Staff Referral Scheme

Free National Trust membership for two, plus discounted rates in shops and restaurants – after a qualifying period

Discounted rates for overnight stays in PoB Hotels

Employee of the Quarter and Employee of the Year recognition

Chef de Partie

Our aim is to provide exceptional food to all our guests when visiting this magnificent historic house hotel.

An attractive salary together with a great working environment and career development is offered to those who join us.

Ideally you will have experience at a similar level together with a passion for food and working with fresh ingredients. We are looking for someone motivated and committed to join our Brigade.

Working 48 hours per week 5 days out of 7, with straight shifts weekdays, and split shifts only at weekends. 

You will:

  • have good culinary skills and the ability to multi task and work effectively under pressure
  • demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills and be good at working as part of a team
  • take pride in your work
  • be committed to creating exceptional standards of food
  • be able to work all sections sauce and garnish and larder and pastry
  • work well alongside others and equally well on your own
  • be fully compliant with basic food hygiene and allergens legislation and understand their importance in the kitchen

Salary range is £28,000.00 - £30,000.00 per annum inclusive of service charge and subject to experience

Live in is available in a shared two bedroomed flat within an easy 10 minute walk of the hotel, and charged at a competitive rate


For those who wish to assist the National Trust as volunteers, opportunities are available in the gardens and kitchen.  

Anticipated hours are 6 - 16 hours per week.

Travel allowance, plus benefits after 50 hours work.

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