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Management Couple for countryside pub & nine bedroom hotel

Moose & Mouse LTD
Temple Sowerby near Penrith, Cumbria
Salary plus accommodation and performance-based bonus
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Unique Opportunity for an Ambitious Management Couple at The Kings Arms Hotel & Pub, Temple Sowerby, in the beautiful Eden Valley, Cumbria.

Nestled in the picturesque village of Temple Sowerby, The Kings Arms stands as the centre of this beautiful community. We're looking for a vibrant management couple to lead our friendly team and further solidify our position as the heart of Temple Sowerby.

Positions: Management Couple - General Manager (Front-of-House) and Chef

Our Vision:

  • Transform The Kings Arms into the intrinsic centre of Temple Sowerby, where locals and visitors alike gather to create beautiful memories.

What We Need:

  • Mastery of exceptional guest service and the ability to inspire and empower your team.
  • Company requirements include background knowledge of pub operations, understanding stock levels, maintaining service standards, and team management.
  • Drive, ambition, and a highly visible 'face of the business' presence.
  • Full financial responsibility for the hotel and pub, including a hands-on approach to various aspects of the business.
  • Proven experience developing and motivating a team, focusing on marketing and generating business.
  • A genuine passion for food and a commitment to locally sourced products.
  • We are looking for an ambitious, standards-driven couple.
  • Strong motivational skills, attention to detail and a welcoming personality are required.
  • Understanding of software systems.
  • Financial literacy.


  • Your home will be a spacious two-bedroom apartment at The Kings Arms, ensuring your seamless integration into the heart of the village. 
  • Bills are included in the package.


  • 2/3 years of hands-on experience running a pub/hotel, ideally with kitchen experience.
  • Navigate the pub's seasonality, being hands-on throughout quieter periods and the bustling summer months.
  • Personality and passion are paramount; we're flexible on experience if we see a genuine desire and aptitude.
  • Capability to put your stamp on the pub with the owner's support and guidance.

Why The Kings Arms?

  • Be a part of the only pub hotel in the enchanting village of Temple Sowerby, on the edge of the Lake District.
  • Join a friendly team dedicated to making The Kings Arms the heart of the community.
  • Enjoy the comfort of a two-bedroom apartment at The Kings Arms, right in this beautiful village.
  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses.


For General Manager (Front-of-House)

  • Manage, coach, and train your team.
  • Ensure exceptional guest service and uphold the highest standards.
  • Work towards achieving business targets.
  • Drive all aspects of the business forward.

For Chef

  • Curate a standout menu with a focus on locally sourced products.
  • Manage kitchen operations with a hands-on approach 
  • Lead and inspire the kitchen team, ensuring the highest culinary standards.
  • Collaborate with the General Manager to create memorable dining experiences.

If you're ready to embrace this unique opportunity and contribute to the warmth and vibrancy of The Kings Arms, Temple Sowerby, send your CV and a cover letter showcasing your passion, experience, and vision for The Kings Arms to

Join us in shaping the heartbeat of Temple Sowerby at The Kings Arms Hotel & Pub!

Best Regards,

The Kings Arms

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