Join the Team

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As one of the rising stars in the South West we are always looking to recruit energetic and passionate people to join our team. We can offer a range of opportunities for front of house or kitchen and you will work alongside chefs and managers with years of experience.

As part of the kitchen you will be working within a team that has already retained a coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand for the last three years. If you are under 24 we can offer NVQ work based qualifications for both kitchen and front of house.

We believe hugely in promoting from within should the opportunities arise with us and will happily help dedicated staff move on to the next level with our extensive connections in the trade should they decide to look elsewhere.

Our current vacancies include:

Sous Chef

Due to the ongoing success of the business, we are looking for a Sous Chef to join our team. Set in a beautiful, rural location in the small village of Clyst Hydon, The Five Bells is an awarding-winning pub serving a mix of classic pub dishes and fine dining food, using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

The ideal candidate will have fresh food experience in pub or restaurant dining and be passionate about serving great quality food. You would already be at CDP or Sous level in a high volume business and be ready to take the next step in your career to work alongside our Head Chef and managing the kitchen when she’s not working. You will be asked to be creative and come up with new ideas and dishes for the menu.

Live in is available but you must have a full driving licence and access to your own transport.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £25,000 /year plus tips

Assistant Manager

Due to the growth of the business, we are delighted to have an opportunity for an assistant manager to join our team. 

Duties will include:

- Running shifts in the owners' absence

- Cash and stock handling

- Placing and receiving drink orders

- Cellar management

Ideally, you will have at least one year's experience in a management role in a food-led business and be committed to delivering great service in a relaxed environment. We currently have a small, but growing, team and there will be plenty of opportunity for personal development and to shape the future of the business. Due to the location of the business, a full driving licence and uninterrupted access to your own transport is essential.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £21,000.00 /year plus tips

Please email your CV and a covering letter to:

Bar / Waiting Staff

We are currently recruiting for part time bar/ waiting staff to join our small but growing team at the Five Bells. As new owners, we are returning this fantastic pub to its former glory and are looking for friendly, hard-working people to support us on our journey. Previous experience is not necessary but access to your own vehicle and a full driving licence is essential.

You must be available to work evenings and weekends and, as the job role involves the sale of alcohol, you must be aged 18 or over.

Please email your CV and a covering letter to: