Sommelier / Wine Bar Manager - Ashford, Kent

Boys Hall
Ashford, Kent
£26 – 30k DOE
23 Sep 2022
28 Sep 2022
Full Time

Sommelier / Wine Bar Manager  - Ashford, Kent

Restaurant | Rooms | Garden

£26 – 30k DOE

Ashford, Kent

Opening late summer 2022

Boys Hall has already been described as one of the hottest new openings of 2022, with fantastic write ups and editorial – and we haven’t even opened yet!

“Boys Hall, a new boutique hotel housed inside a Jacobean manor house, will open this June following a careful restoration. Set amid three acres of gardens, the family-owned property features a 70-cover oak-beamed restaurant with two outside terraces, a wood-clad pub, multiple reception rooms and private dining spaces and 10 ensuite bedrooms.

Grade-II listed Boys Hall was originally built in 1616 and has been renovated under husband-and-wife team, Bradley and Kristie Lomas.

One of the hottest new openings that 2022 will see”

The restaurant will centre around seasonal, local produce and feature daily changing dishes which champion elevated takes on home-cooked favourites. We will be working with local vineyards and wine will become every much a focus…

The aim is to create the most memorising experience for all guests I our 70-seater hotel with terrace and developing our 4000 - bottle wine cellar. We are looking for a lover of wine who is passionate about the process, history & stories of all wines


  • You will love to host & tell stories to both team & customers about our wine collection
  • A min of WSET 2
  • Experience as a Sommelier or Wine Bar Manager
  • Very customer focused
  • Works very well within a small team – sharing your knowledge to watch others succeed
  • You will be able to not only carry out the duties of a sommelier but will be able to run the restaurant & shifts
  • Confident in running training sessions for the team

To be involved in such a project from opening is probably one of the most exciting opportunities around, however there is more…


  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus
  • Creative freedom and autonomy
  • Discounted stays for you and your family
  • Rewards & Recognition scheme
  • Employee Assistance via Licenced Trade Charity
  • Discounts on drinks
  • Supplier trips, training & visits
  • Work life balance – we are a family; we understand the importance.
  • 30 days holiday that grows by the year

If you would like to be considered for the role of Sommelier, then please send through your CV

Due to the number of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Only candidates eligible to work in the UK or have a valid UK work permit/visa will be considered for the above position including settlement status.