Waiter / Waitress - Accommodation Available - Bruton, Somerset

Bruton, Somerset
£11.00 per hour plus tronc
18 May 2023
07 Jun 2023
Full Time, Live in

Waiter / Waitress - Accommodation Available - Bruton, Somerset

£11 per hour plus generous service charge (tronc) and fantastic benefits

Full-time and Part-time roles available

The Newt in Somerset

The Newt in Somerset is a country estate with ancient woodland, historic gardens and far-reaching views. A new and unique destination attracting recognition at the highest level, with luxury hotel, spa, restaurants and an abundance of homegrown produce. Our 300-year-old estate welcomes guests from all over the world; a home from home, delivering outstanding service in informal surroundings. Gardens, orchards, and treetop walkways inspire while roaring fires and a garden-scented spa offer true tranquillity. Much of our food is sourced from the estate or trusted local farms and producers.

The Botanical Rooms Restaurant

Hadspen House is the focal point of our estate, housing a 23-bedroom hotel, library, bar, and kitchen called the Botanical Rooms. We offer a true, farm to fork dining experience in a beautifully designed, atmospheric 60 cover restaurant. All food is prepared in our kitchen with ingredients fresh from our gardens or locally sourced, ensuring quality and seasonality throughout our offering. Open for breakfast through to dinner, we also host afternoon tea in the library and early evening cocktails on the terrace. The department extends into the house, encompassing the bar, library, croquet lawn, terrace, and badminton court – delivering exceptional service throughout. 

Our waiters and waitresses

Ensuring the smooth running of our restaurants and offering impeccable service to our guests is the prime focus for our waiting teams. Our teams create and ensure a close working relationship with one another, are willing to learn and have a true passion for sharing the ethos of The Newt in Somerset with our guests.

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure the restaurant is impeccably set and that service throughout is faultless.
  • Ensure the guest has the best possible experience, following steps of service.
  • Taking guest orders and delivering food and beverages
  • Ensure you have great menu knowledge, learning from team leaders, giving you confidence in your delivery.
  • Willing to be flexible in different styles of service, such as private/outdoor dining.
  • Maintain company representation, ensuring you always look impeccable. 

Skills and Experience

  • Previous experience in a Waiter/Waitress role is desirable but not essential
  • Willingness to develop and grow
  • Confidence in talking to others
  • Good attention to detail
  • Passion for food, beverage and luxury hospitality

Benefits: Your Newt Rewards

  • Exceptional working environment, fresh estate grown meal provided each day
  • Free fitness classes onsite
  • Free inspirational talks from leading guest speakers each month 
  • 30% discount on online shop and free delivery
  • 30% discount in the shops across the estate
  • 30% discount at restaurants across the estate
  • 30% discount on Newt cyder and Babylonstoren wine
  • 50% discount in the Spa
  • Discounted hotel stays for staff
  • Garden Membership
  • Free entry to our partner gardens including the Eden Project
  • Family Events 3 times per year
  • Access to internal/external training qualifications and programmes
  • Cross Training and career development opportunities