As an independent, family owned company Hook Norton Brewery is always looking for motivated individuals who are keen to work hard within a small but committed team of people who are passionate about what they do and what they produce.

Hook Norton is an equal opportunities employer.



General Manager

We are on the look out for an experienced Pub Manager for The Crown, Benson.

As a Manager, you will be responsible for the commercial success of the business. In this management position you would oversee the running of all aspects of the business, including front-of-house work, letting rooms, staff recruitment, accounting, stock control, marketing and advertising, with support given by your Operations Manager and the marketing department.

Being the manager will require strong management, commercial and practical skills as well a key eye for detail and retail standards. You’ll have to constantly adapt to ensure that the pub is profitable, pleasant and safe and that it is run in accordance with the law and ethical guidelines. As a company we believe it is important for our pub managers to lead from the front.

As the sale of alcohol is restricted in the UK, pubs, restaurants, shops and other premises must be licensed by the local authority. As a pub manager, you’ll have a personal licence to sell alcohol.

In general, your duties will include:

  • interacting with customers (including serving food and drink) and ensuring that high standards of customer service are achieved and maintained.
  • making sure you comply with health and safety regulations at all times in the pub, kitchen and other areas
  • organising and advertising entertainment such as live music events, comedy nights and quizzes, which may involve researching and recruiting talent
  • knowledge and experience in managing letting rooms would be preferable.
  • running promotional campaigns to market house products
  • collecting and acting on customer feedback to improve the overall running of the venue
  • analysing the data from stock checks, placing orders with suppliers and restocking (which involves physical work)
  • ensuring regular maintenance of the premises, including cleaning and repairs
  • recruiting, training and managing staff, including leading meetings to update and motivate staff
  • monitoring profitability and performance to ensure sales targets are exceeded
  • meeting with the operations manager to assess pub performance and set sales targets
  • maintaining relations with members of the local community, the police and liquor licensing authorities.

In return for the above we offer the following:

  • Workplace pension
  • Full training and development
  • Free meals whilst on duty
  • Salary competitive and dependant on experience

Salary: £40,000.00-£50,000.00 per year


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking

To find out more and to apply please send your CV to or

Front of House

We are currently recruiting for the busy festive season & are looking for both Bar & Kitchen team players to join our amazing team. Located in Benson, Oxfordshire we are currently recruiting for F/T & P/T bar & kitchen team members. Great starting rates of pay – company benefits – immediate start. If you’re an amazing person – with passion & pride – looking for a career path or seasonal work then please contact us ASAP

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

In return for the above we offer the following:

  • Full training and development / Free meals whilst on duty / Salary competitive and dependant on experience

To find out more and to apply please send your CV to


Front of House

We are looking for grow our front of house team here at The Fox. We work hard and offer support to each other ensuring that our guests receive the best possible service. We are looking for people to work across the business in a variety of roles from bar work to table service. Part-time hours: 15-30 per week To apply, please call 01608 638535 or email


Business operating hours:

Monday – Saturday 08:00-16:30, Sundays 09:00-15:30, occasional evening events

About Hook Norton Brewery:

An exciting opportunity to join our growing team of chefs and events staff at Hook Norton Brewery’s Malthouse Kitchen. As well as our busy breakfast and lunchtime trade, we are holding more internal events, parties and weddings which will give you the chance to earn overtime.

Our food needs to be top notch, just as good as the beer we serve here at the brewery. You will need to ensure that our customers orders are delivered quickly, tasty & safely.

We would consider full or part time applicants.

Job Type: Full-time

  • Work with the Kitchen Team Leader & General Manager, and chefs on implementing menus and processes.
  • Prepare everything you will need for a busy shift
  • Cooks guests’ orders according to their preferences
  • Ensure the kitchen operates efficiently and budgets are managed successfully.
  • Ensure back of house due diligence and cleaning schedules are lived by and completed
  • Ensure health and safety polices are implemented through your work.


  • Cook / Chef 12 months
  • Experience of catering for functions and events would be an advantage.


  • Flexible working hours
  • Discounted/free food
  • On-site parking
  • Company events & social hours
  • 33% off in ALL of our managed pubs
  • Discounted Hook Norton Ales
  • Pension


  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Discounted or free food
  • Employee discount
  • Flexitime
  • On-site parking
  • Store discount

To apply:

Call 01608 730 384 or Email

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