Whatley Manor and Spa

Assistant Sommelier - Malmesbury

Malmesbury, Wiltshire
16 Apr 2018
12 May 2018
Job Type
Full Time

Assistant Sommelier - Malmesbury

Do you have a passion for wine and wish to improve your knowledge of the beverage industry? If so, we would love to hear from you as we grow our Food and Beverage team following our recent refurbishment.

Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa is a luxury 5* hotel that operates like a house and feels like a home. Less than 30 minutes from Chippenham, Stroud, Tetbury and Cirencester, we are commutable from many locations in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Bath & Bristol. This beautifully restored 18th century manor house hotel and spa offers a grown up getaway in the heart of the Cotswolds. Set in 12 acres of beautifully kept gardens, we have 23 individually decorated rooms and suites and a range of dining options including our Michelin one-starred restaurant ‘The Dining Room’ and Grey's Brasserie, Whatley’s answer to casual dining.

A new addition to our food offering is The Green Room, a small plate concept where our innovative chefs prepare expertly crafted dishes in front of our guests. We also have conference facilities for up to 24 delegates , Aquarias spa and gym and a 40 seat cinema.

We are AA 5 red star Inspectors Choice Hotel with 3 AA rosettes and are members of the Relais and Chȃteaux and Pride of Britain collections.


Since opening in 2003 we have won many awards for the spa and fine dining. We have retained our 5 bubble rating in the Good Spa Guide 2017. Three of our therapists have won ’therapist of the year’ by Ila, three years running. Our Executive Chef Niall Keating achieved his first Michelin Star and our General Manager Sue Williams is 'Hotelier of the year' 2017.

As Assistant Sommelier we are looking for :

  • Current / previous experience working in the beverage industry
  • Excellent guest service skills with a background of exceeding guest expectations
  • A passion for great wines accompanied by an appetite to build your knowledge
  • You will understand the workings of a well managed cellar and demonstrate great attention to detail
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English
  • An engaging personality, able to communicate at all levels
  • Immaculate personal presentation

You will work alongside our Head of Wine & Beverage to maintain cellar stock and maximise sales across all beverage outlets including our recently refurbished Grey's Brasserie and our 1 Michelin star Dining Room.

Benefits include - A competitive salary together and attractive service charge (paid monthly), workplace pension scheme, hotel discounts on room rates and food and beverage, discounts at other Relais and Chateaux and Pride of Britain properties, complimentary use of our spa and gym, 28 days holiday, long service awards, free meals on duty, uniform and free parking. An opportunity to work in a stunning property in a beautiful location that offers great training and career prospects

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