Stable Bar

We are looking for a new team member to expand our hard-working kitchen team. Whether you’re a dedicated commis chef wanting to expand your skills or an experienced chef de partie looking for more creativity and responsibility, we want to hear from you!

Whatever your level of experience, you’ll work alongside a creative team, producing an interesting but accessible garden-to-table menu using highly local and seasonal produce.

Hourly Rates: £12 – £14.50 plus tips

Working Pattern: Up to 40hrs per week

Closing Date for Applications: MIDNIGHT, Sunday 20 August

Please Note: Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take the form of a paid trial shift with our team. We strongly encourage candidates to apply ahead of the deadline as trial shifts with suitable candidates will be arranged on a rolling basis from receipt of applications.

About The Farmer’s Arms
Grizedale Arts’ relaunch of this historic inn on the edge of the Lake District began in 2021. We reimagined the neglected site as ‘an inn for the 21st century’ and a lockdown fundraising campaign to save the pub from dereliction attracted community investors and donors from around the world to join the purchase. We now offer a restaurant & bar, café, outdoor wood-fired pizza oven, shop and holiday accommodation alongside community events and diverse arts, education and volunteering opportunities.

We have a growing reputation for good food and drink, using many local suppliers and a distinctively seasonal approach to our menus.

About Our Resources
The inn’s kitchen serves the Café and Stable Bar menus. You’ll work alongside our chef and staff to deliver the core service and, depending on experience, will be invited to develop fresh ideas for menus that can draw on produce from the locale. From local gardens there is soft fruit, vegetables, herbs and rarities such as wasabi and other Japanese vegetables. We have established relationships with local producers of Cumbria’s best cheese, venison, beef, pork, lamb and seafood, a brand-new off grid cold store and fermentation lab, a mobile white room and the opportunity to learn whole animal butchery. In house gardening expertise includes Head of Veg Matt Turnbull, who grows produce across four garden sites along the Crake Valley. We also employ a resident potter and a woodworker who work in collaboration with the kitchen on the design of everything from plates to tables.

Person Specification:


  • Passionate about producing a local, ethical and delicious food and drink offering
  • Competent cooking skills
  • Shared values with the core aims of The Farmer’s Arms project
  • A relaxed and warm approach to customers and colleagues
  • An organised and detailed approach to tasks
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills


  • A Level 2 Food Hygiene certificate
  • Experience in designing and producing food menus
  • An interest in arts projects
  • Confident use of basic IT systems including Epos tills, Google Docs and Microsoft Office systems
  • A knowledge of Quickbooks would also be useful

Role and Responsibilities to Include:

  • Working with our chef and staff to deliver a high quality, locally-sourced food and drink offering
  • Ensuring correct storage of food stock and conducting regular stock takes
  • Maintaining an excellent standard of hygiene and throughout the kitchen, meeting the required standards of practice prescribed by Environmental Health Agencies
  • Supporting the finance team by signing off orders against deliveries
  • Contributing clear records relating to food production activities and supplier information
  • Demonstrating excellent standards of customer service

The deadline for applications is 3rd of April 5pm.

How to Apply: 

Applications should include a single PDF format CV detailing relevant skills, qualifications and the contact details of two referees. In the body of your email, please share your ambitions for working at The Farmer’s Arms and an overview of what you would bring to the team.

Shortlisted applicants will be offered paid trial shifts throughout August with positions available immediately. For those looking to relocate, Temporary accommodation can be made available if needed.

Please email your application to with the subject Job Application and your full name.

Access Needs: 

If you have access needs that mean you need to make your application in another format, or have remaining questions about the opportunity, please email

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      Lowick Green
      Nr Ulverston
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