Job Tile: Senior Sous Chef

Wage: £21-25K per annum (dependant on experience)

Hours: 43-46 HOURS PER WEEK, DAYS AND EVENINGS, must include Weekends. 5 Day week. 29 days holiday.


Duration: Permanent

Description: An experienced Sous Chef is wanted to join this exciting hospitality business.

The Castle Hotel is an award winning 13 bedroom 300-year-old Four Star Inn/Hotel with a long-standing reputation for both Food & Accommodation. Covers range typically from 30-60 per service at both lunch & dinner; however over key weekend periods the covers can often reach between 80-100 per service. This is a well-established leading hospitality business with proprietors that have extensive experience in the industry.

Cooking style is “modern British upmarket pub/bistro food” with elements of rosette cooking. The head chef will be working in a team of experienced chefs who are all committed to the success of the kitchen and business as a whole. You will be responsible for all aspects of the kitchen operation including menus, ordering, supplier negotiation and kitchen team management, reporting directly to the Head Chef, with responsibility for running the kitchen on the Head Chefs days off. The ability to work in a profitable kitchen is essential.

The successful candidate, whilst having an obvious passion for cooking, must understand the economics of a kitchen within a larger hotel business and be able to work in a highly professional and stable work place. The ability to work closely with the whole hotel team as leading manager in the business is a key attribute.

Bishops Castle is a fantastic quirky little market town located in the heart of The Shropshire Hills designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is consistently cited as one of the top ranked places to live in the country for quality of life. Initial onsite accommodation is available.

How to apply

You can apply for this job by sending a CV/written application to Henry Hunter at Castle Hotel,, call Henry on 07966761783 or drop of a CV at The Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle.


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The Bedrooms

We have twelve lovely bedrooms, all en-suite, TV, pillows, sheets, all mod cons you see. And all suffused with that "away from it all" feeling. Some bedrooms have lovely views of the town and the surrounding hills, and others look out over the fabulous hotel gardens.

The Gardens

The gardens really are a feature in their own right. South facing, you gaze over the top of the little town to the big hills beyond, serenaded by the tinkling waterfall in the adjoining lily ponds. Have lunch in style on the extensive decking area with seating for over 50 guests, shaded by vine-covered arbours.

Things To Do

With various activities to do close by you will never be short of things to do during your stay ion Shropshire at The Castle Hotel. Take a lazy stroll around the ancient cobbled streets of Bishops Castle or for the more energetic activities try some walking or cycling around the surrounding hills.

Bishops Castle

Bishops Castle is a small and ancient market town encircled by the South Shropshire Hills, and is only a few miles from the Welsh Border. It is approximately equidistant from Shrewsbury and Ludlow It therefore makes the perfect place to start your exploration of this beautiful corner of Britain.


Shropshire may be one of the countries quietest counties but don’t be deceived- there´s still plenty to see and do. Shropshire has over 90 places to visit – historic houses and castles with beautiful gardens, the famous Ironbridge Gorge, and several National Trust properties nearby, including Powis Castle and Attingham Hall.

What our visitors say

  • 3 night stay - perfect - Food absolutely lovely, staff friendly - perfect mini break with our dog. Glorious countryside, wonderful walks - would highly recommend, thank you we will certainly come back. Maria x Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple

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  • We stayed with a group of friends to take part in the Bishops Castle Challenge Walk. Everything about the hotel was great. Rooms, food, very friendly and helpful staff . A good location for exploring the beautiful countryside of Shropshire. Definitely a hotel to come back to. Stayed August 2015, travelled as a couple

  • We stayed at The Castle Hotel for one night. Our room was fantastic with a beautiful view down to the village. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Fabulous garden with a great panoramic view of the village. Our evening meal with lovely as well as breakfast. We will be back for longer next time. Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple