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At Fence, we do hospitality differently. As we’re family owned our values and standards are ingrained, its something we’ve been doing for the past 40 years. Our prestigious AA 5 Star Gold property – Fence Gate Lodge means we must be doing something right, as the only establishment to reap this award in our area.


Our venues located in the food capital of the North, Ribble Valley Shire and Lancashire boast an idyllic rural setting with picturesque villages, soul-soothing countryside and warm-hearted inhabitants – its somewhere rather special. With the added bonus should you want to venture out all are easily accessible to the M65 and A59 – routes to Manchester and Leeds.


Our restaurants offer an array of gastronomic experiences, a choice of venues for all celebrations, championed by our luxurious AA 5 Star Gold accommodation. All supported by our amazing team of chefs, waiting on and bar servers, hotel receptionists, house keepers, event co-ordinators, porters and gardeners pulling together to create a great leisure experience.

Careers at Fence Venues

Our businesses are set up to go that extra mile for our customers, but we can’t do it without you. Whatever your need to learn and progress, you’ll find it here. Part time, full time, job progression and variation, we’ll do what we can to fit shifts around you, so you can plan your life.


Now you know what it takes to work at Fence venues, it’s time to find a role that suits you and your expectations, what are you waiting for.


All venues

Waiting On & Bar Servers

We’re always on the look out for floor and bar staff at our venues – Fence Gate Lodge, Fence Gate & the Eagle at Barrow. No two days are the same from providing our guest with beverages, breakfast, lunch or dinner to providing service for Conference & Banqueting events. And throughout the seasons serving food and drinks inside next to our log fires to summer on the terraces, under the heated canopies. Our venues open daily from 12noon until late. Shifts can start as early as 10.00am and finish as late as 1.00am. Keep this in mind when applying for these positions.


Who are you?

Our new colleague is enthusiastic, guest orientated and a team player. He or she is eager to learn and has a passion for working in a AA 5 star gold property and associated sister venues. You don’t need specific training for these roles. Charm and people skill don’t require any qualifications, but you do need to be confident and work well as part of a team.

Further you will have

  • Experience in similar positions preferred
  • Easily relate to people
  • Passion for customer service
  • Flexible on shifts
  • Living in or around Ribble Valley / Lancashire


We have room for full and part time colleagues.

Fence Gate Lodge

Hotel Receptionist

We require a hotel receptionist who is enthusiastic, guest orientated and an expert task juggler. As the first member of Fence Gate Lodge to welcome our guests its important you make a big impression and get our customers excited about their stay, whether showing off the hotel with a guided tour or remembering Mrs Smith’s passion for afternoon tea.


It doesn’t matter if they’re returning or first time guests, you’ll charm them from the initial welcome to ‘have a safe journey home’ with your impeccable standards of service. Striving to know what someone needs before they even know it themselves, leaving them impressed, reassured and most importantly feeling at home.


Who are you?

He or she is eager to learn and has a passion for working in a AA 5 star gold property . You are passionate about making guests feel at home and will develop knowledge of our hotel products and services. You’ll take pride in your appearance as the face of Fence Gate Lodge.

Further more you will have


  • Previous experience in a similar environment and role, but not essential as training will be given
  • Easily relate to people
  • Passion for customer service
  • Flexible on shifts
  • Living in or around Lancashire


We have room for full//part time/job share colleagues.

Shifts: Shifts are organised according to a rota on a 25-40 week normally working 4 to 5 days out of 7, including weekends, bank holidays, night shifts and Christmas.

Fence Gate Lodge

Night Porter – Part time (2 nights on rota)

We’ve created a fantastic role for a Night Porter to join the Front of House team.

Providing a friendly, efficient service and a lasting impression to all guests throughout the evening from security, room service, serving beverages, reservations, setting up function rooms and sprucing up the place ready for the start of a new day.


Who are you?

Smart, customer focused, strong communication skills and be highly organised. Enjoy working throughout the evening and having the responsibility of taking care of the hotel and our guests. A passion for security and safety, keeping our site secure from guest luggage to hotel property. Further more you will have


  • Previous experience in a similar environment and role, but not essential as training will be given
  • Easily relate to people
  • Passion for customer service
  • Flexible on shifts
  • Living in or around Lancashire


We have room for two to three nights a week. from 10.50pm -7am. Full /part time

Fence Gate

Assistant Manager

This rewarding and demanding environment requires a driven and hands on Assistant Manager who is looking for a new challenge within one of the most beautiful properties around. Our days are varied from Real Ale knowledge to hosting functions and events, not forgetting operation and financial monitoring. Working across all floors from the main bar area to the brasserie and function rooms. You’ll thrive off delivering a great service, motivating your team and outstanding financial results.


Who are you?

Ideally coming from a busy bar/restaurant environment, you will have worked in a function led environment for at least 12 months. Be a great communicator and team leader across restaurant and bar areas.

Further you will have


  • Good attitude to represent the brand
  • Drive and enthusiasm to succeed
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Experience in a customer facing role ideally as a manager
  • Real ale knowledge
  • Function and banqueting experience
  • Maintaining high levels of service and leading a team across the Restaurant and Bar
  • You will have full accountability for your operational and financial results

Fence Gate

Brasserie Manager

Our brasserie is adjacent to the main bar and general dining area, we require a Brasserie Manager to focus on our busy bar & brasserie areas. The pace is busy but relaxed benefitting from our record breaking Gin collection and private dining. With guests enjoying private dining in the vaulted cellar, romantic dinner for twos, family dining and celebrations.


Who are you ?

You will thrive off a customer facing role in a management position. Enjoys a challenge to succeed and love working with a team. With a passion for food and drink. Together with taking full accountability for your operational and financial results.

Further you will have

  • Enthusiastic and work to high standards
  • Come from a busy Bar/Restaurant
  • Work in a professional yet friendly manner
  • Be a team player and assist where required
  • Have good communication skills and be able to liaise with the team
  • Must have worked as a Restaurant Manager / Assistant Restaurant Manager role for at least 12 months.

Fence Gate & Fence Gate Lodge

Sales & Wedding Planner

As our Wedding Planner, you will be the wedding ambassador for Fence Gate & Fence Gate Lodge, being absolutely obsessed with weddings. From handling the initial enquiry, to conducting viewings and planning and coordinating the details of the day, you will be sales driven, highly motivated with impeccable attention to detail and a creative flair.


Who are you?

Ideally experienced working in an event position or busy sales environment with great administration and customer service skills. However, event graduates with a 1st class degree in event management will be considered, as job training will be given.

Further more you will have


  • Sound knowledge of the wedding/ sales environment
  • Commercially aware
  • Excellent communicator, both verbally and written
  • Excellent problem solving, organisational and time management skills
  • A highly-motivated individual who can demonstrate success
  • Impeccable attention to detail / detail orientated and methodical
  • The ability to adapt to change quickly with a positive attitude
  • Has a creative and positive energy

Why Work at Fence Venues?

Our mission is to go beyond ‘hospitality’ by creating memorable experiences and lasting connections with our guests.


It’s our uncompromising passion for outstanding service that makes us who we are. At the core of this philosophy is our people.


Our culture runs on passion, enthusiasm and fun – we love what we do! We set the bar high and we are relentless in our pursuit to ‘re-define hospitality’.

  • Award winning venue
  • Career progression
  • Chance to work in all areas of the business
  • On-site parking
  • Competitive Salary
  • Tip Sharing
  • 20% F&B Discount at all our venues
  • Team member of the month incentive
  • Free meals on duty and uniforms provided
  • Team member celebration events throughout the year
  • Incremental holiday allowance based on service
  • Apprenticeships available
  • Pension options


Fence Gate is an Equal Opportunities employer. Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

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