Sommelier (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Whatley Manor

  Malmesbury, England

Do you have a passion for wine, cocktails, beers and beverage and have proven experience as Sommelier in a similar 5 star environment? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Our Sommelier will work as a key member of our Food and Beverage team to maintain cellar stock and maximize sales across all beverage outlets including Grey's Restaurant, Bar and Lounge and our Michelin starred 'The Dining Room'. As Sommelier at Whatley Manor, you will demonstrate a flexible approach, equally happy to work in the bar and lounge, supporting afternoon tea, as well as sharing your expertise in The Dining Room.

We are looking for a Sommelier who will wow our guests, demonstrating:

  • A strong background working as a Sommelier in a Michelin setting
  • Excellent guest service skills with a background of exceeding guest expectations
  • A passion for great wines accompanied by an appetite to build and share knowledge
  • You will understand the workings of a well managed cellar and demonstrate great attention to detail
  • Extensive experience and a strong understanding of wine pairing
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English
  • An engaging personality, able to communicate at all levels
  • Immaculate personal presentation
  • Above all, flexibility, equally comfortable in all food & beverage outlets

Benefits - As Sommelier, you will enjoy 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 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. Above all, you will welcome the opportunity to work in a stunning property in a beautiful location that offers excellent operational and sustainability training and career prospects. Our team also enjoy having Christmas off as we close for a few days!

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 starred restaurant ‘The Dining Room’ and Grey's, Whatley’s answer to casual dining. We also have conference facilities, Aquarias spa and gym and our very own 40 seat cinema!

We are AA 5 red star Inspectors Choice Hotel and are proud members of the Pride of Britain collection.


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. We are leaders in Sustainable Hospitality, a recent achievement being a GREEN Michelin star for The Dining Room and Catey Sustainable Business Award 2021. We hold Earthcheck silver certification.

Committed to putting our people first, Whatley Manor is a proud member of the Hoteliers Charter, launched in 2020 to shine a light on the wide range of excellent career opportunities that exist in this sector.

We have a range of different job opportunities. To find out more about us, please visit . In particular, do watch our ‘hotel film’ and check out our sustainability story. 

In line with the Asylum & Immigration Act, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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