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.

Head Chef

Reporting to the group’s Executive Chef and the General Manager, you’ll be leading our kitchen team in delivering exceptional dining experiences in our restaurant, bar and function rooms. You’ll be responsible for all aspects of menu planning, kitchen operations and purchasing, and you’ll use your knowledge of current food and hospitality trends to drive sales and achieve gross profit targets. The Bedford’s reputation for fine food has been recognised with Gold awards from Taste of the West for five consecutive years, and a Gold from Food Drink Devon in 2021, in addition to an AA rosette – and you will need to demonstrate the drive and creativity required to maintain and further enhance our award-winning standards.

Chef de Partie (full time)

An ideal “next step” for a chef with some previous experience and a desire to learn and progress.  You’ll be working as part of an award-winning team, with plenty of opportunity to develop your skills, with the added benefit of working with the very best local, seasonal ingredients. Good rate of pay, and live-in accommodation may be available.

Duty Manager

An exciting opportunity to join our busy and professional team at the Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock. You’ll need some solid experience in a front-of-house hospitality role, and you’ll need to have a passion for delivering exceptional customer service. You’ll be responsible for co-ordinating the efforts of the front-of-house team in delivering excellent levels of service in our restaurant, public areas and function rooms, as well as looking after the needs of our staying guests. There will be one or two night manager shifts a week – sleeping over at the hotel in order to attend to any emergency situation overnight.



  • To apply for a position at The Bedford Hotel, please e-mail your CV and covering note
  • For chef vacancies, unless specified, contact Mike Palmer, Executive Chef – 01822 892300 or mike@twobridges.co.uk
  • For all other vacancies, e-mail Leanne Wills, General Manager – manager@bedford-hotel.co.uk
  • For vacancies at our sister hotel, the Two Bridges Hotel on Dartmoor, click here