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.


Whether you’re just starting your career as a chef, or looking to take your next step up the ladder, you’ll find a variety of roles available within our talented team in the kitchen, delivering a top-notch experience for our guests. You’ll be working with the best local ingredients, in a positive working environment, with lots of opportunity to demonstrate your creativity and to further develop your skills and experience.

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 friendly, positive working environment, and will be leading a section and helping to deliver a first class experience for our guests.

Commis Chef

An exciting opportunity to join our talented team in the kitchen. Experience is not essential – but you’ll need to have plenty of enthusiasm, a strong interest in food and a desire to learn.

Full and part time available. Good rates of pay, plus gratuities and 28 days holiday per annum pro-rata. Live-in accommodation may be available. 

Contact Leanne Wills, General Manager,

  • To apply for a position at The Bedford Hotel, please e-mail your CV and covering note
  • For chef vacancies, unless specified, contact Executive Chef Mike Palmer – 01822 892300 or
  • For all other vacancies, e-mail
  • For vacancies at our sister hotel, the Two Bridges Hotel on Dartmoor, click here