Join Our Team!

The Black Horse at Ireland and The Birch at Woburn are award winning 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.

We are currently looking for full time/part time waiting staff & Commis Chef or Chef de Partie

Chef De Partie

Salary: Competitive rates - Salary based on experience

Pub: The Birch at Woburn

An exciting opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic Chef de Partie at our award-winning family-run free house restaurant in Bedfordshire, The Birch at Woburn.

Our Ethos:

We believe in producing fresh food made from ethically sourced local ingredients. Our menu is changed throughout the year to make the most of the seasonal produce.

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. Mondays & Tuesdays off.

As a Chef de Partie you must:

  • have some previous chef experience – although training will be provided
  • 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 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
  • Opportunities for promotion


  • share of excellent 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 we are looking for we’d love to hear from you!


Full Time/Part Time Waiting Staff

Salary: National Rate + 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