Join Our Team!

The Black Horse and The Birch are family owned Freehouse establishments.  We are very busy restaurants with a fantastic reputation for delivering outstanding service and quality fresh food.  Our team is dedicated, enthusiastic and hands on, with a passion for food and pride in their work.

If this sounds like you and you wish to join our team of talented chefs or customer orientated waiting staff, then we would love to hear from you!  Either contact us by telephone or click here to fill out an application form.

If we do not have a job vacancy at the time, we will keep your details on file, and if we feel you’re right for the job, we will contact you when something becomes available.

Full Time/Part Time Waiter/Waitress

Salary: wages + tips

Pub: The Birch at Woburn

We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic people with previous waiting experience who are passionate about delivering excellent customer service.

Whilst previous waitering experience is preferred, it isn’t essential as training will be given.

Must be:

  • friendly and outgoing
  • conscientious and hard working
  • customer focused

Chef de Partie/Junior Sous Chef

Salary: Salary based on experience + Tips

Pub: The Black Horse at Ireland

County Dining Pub of the Year 2021 – The Good Pub Guide

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Chef de Partie/Junior Sous Chef at our award-winning family run freehouse restaurant in Bedfordshire; The Black Horse at Ireland. We have a fantastic reputation in the area for delivering outstanding, tasty fresh food.

Our Ethos:

We believe in producing fresh food made from ethically sourced local ingredients. Our menu is changed seasonally to make the most of the seasonal produce. We have strived to reduce our carbon footprint and are passionate about sustainability.

As a small family restaurant that has been successfully going for over 20 years, we believe in looking after and supporting our staff and enhancing their personal welfare by providing a stable and happy work environment.


You will be working split shifts (lunch & dinner service) Wednesday – Saturday and extended lunch service with evenings off on Sundays.

Restaurant closed: Mondays & Tuesdays, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day

As a Chef de Partie/Junior Sous Chef you will be required to:

  • have previous chef experience
  • have the skills to work with fresh food
  • be eligible to work and live in the UK
  • be passionate about creating excellent dishes

As a Chef de Partie/Junior Sous Chef you will:

  • be working alongside a team of highly talented chefs
  • have the opportunity to give your own input in creating dishes for a seasonally changed menu
  • work with quality fresh ingredients (sourced locally where possible)
  • receive recognition for your hard work and contributions


  • share of the tips
  • working in a restaurant with a fantastic reputation
  • employee discount
  • company pension

Live-in accommodation available if required.

If you feel you are the Chef de Partie/Junior Sous Chef we are looking for please contact us now. Remember to include a CV and provide a contact telephone number with your application.

We look forward to hearing from you.