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.

Trainee/Junior Duty Manager

An exciting opportunity to join our busy and professional team at the Bedford Hotel in the heart of Tavistock. A little experience in a front-of-house hospitality role would be advantageous, and you’ll need to have a passion for delivering exceptional customer service. You’ll support the Duty Manager and/or General Manager in 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.

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Sous Chef

We’re currently recruiting an experienced Sous Chef to join our busy, award-winning kitchen brigade, working with the finest local ingredients of the season. Good rate of pay, and live-in accommodation may be available.

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.

Kitchen Porter (part time)

A busy but very satisfying role, ensuring our kitchens are always spotlessly clean, dealing with waste and recycling, and assisting the chefs. Variable shifts, including evenings and weekends. No experience necessary, as full training will be provided.

Housekeepers (part time)

Join our busy Housekeeping team, cleaning and preparing guest bedrooms and ensuring the highest standards throughout our public areas. Variable morning shifts, including weekends. Previous experience is not essential.

  • 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
  • For all other vacancies, e-mail Leanne Wills, General Manager –
  • For vacancies at our sister hotel, the Two Bridges Hotel on Dartmoor, click here