Careers at The Bedford Hotel

We’re a busy team here at The Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock, and we are always on the look-out for new team-players who share our passion for great customer service, fabulous surroundings, hard work, and a little fun!
We are open every day of the year, from early until late, so you’ll need to be flexible and have reliable transport (unless you live within easy walking distance, or the vacancy is advertised as having live-in accommodation available).
In return, we offer competitive rates of pay, and meals whilst on duty.
To apply for a position at The Bedford, please e-mail your CV and covering note.

Current Vacancies

Trainee Chef

An exciting opportunity to join our talented team in the kitchen.  Our award-winning restaurant caters for hotel guests and non-residents, using the finest local produce to prepare breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and evening meals.  Experience is not essential – but you’ll need to have plenty of enthusiasm, a strong interest in food and a desire to learn.  If you are looking to take a first step in your career, or you already have some experience and are ready for a new challenge, we’d love to hear from you.  Contact Executive Chef Mike Palmer on 01822 892307 or email

Chef de Partie

If you already have experience at Chef de Partie level, or you are ready to take a step up in your career as a chef, this vacancy provides a challenging and rewarding opportunity for the right individual to join our talented and hard-working team.  You’ll be working with top-quality local produce, in a positive working environment, and will be leading a section and helping to guide the less experienced members of the team in delivering a first class experience for our guests. Contact Executive Chef Mike Palmer on 01822 892307 or email

How to Apply

To apply for a position at The Bedford Hotel, please e-mail your CV and covering note.

For chef vacancies, unless specified, e-mail our Executive Chef Mike Palmer:

For all other vacancies, e-mail

For vacancies at our sister hotel, the Two Bridges Hotel on Dartmoor, click here