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The Millstone at Mellor

AA five star Inn

In the breathtaking Ribble Valley, discover the elegant and charming Millstone at Mellor. Dine on award winning cuisine, sleep in the comfiest beds and experience the warmest of welcomes.


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Assistant Manager

Shire Hotels and Inns of Character are both part of the Daniel Thwaites group; we own and operate a portfolio of hotels, lodges and Inns across the UK.

We’re not the biggest UK based hotel group, but we do think our relative size is what make us who we are and shapes the way we like to do business. We have been operating 4 star hotels since 1980 and we’re proud of our heritage as part of Daniel Thwaites, a family-controlled brewery established in 1807.

The Millstone at Mellor is a Multi award winning Village Inn set in the beautiful Ribble Valley in Lancashire.

Our recently refurbished 5 star Inn, one of only 29 Inns in the UK with such an accolade, forms part of the expanding Thwaites Inns of Character, a company that is going places, with exciting plans. We believe in offering Warm & genuine hospitality serving quality traditional Pub classics along with a frequently changing Inn season menu & of course being part of Thwaites we have a strong focus on Real Ales.

As part of our on-going success we have a position for an Assistant Manager.

We’re looking for a “hands-on” Assistant Manager to join the management team sooner rather than later. As a key member of the team you’ll be expected to assist in all aspects of the day to day running of the Hotel with an established & busy Food and Beverage operation as well as day to day financial administration.

We set our standards high & believe consistency is key to our success, the successful Assistant Manager candidate must share our passion for food, “proper” beer, quality wine & above all genuine hospitality.

Head Housekeeper

Salary: Competitive + benefits

Shire Hotels and Inns of Character are both part of the Daniel Thwaites group; we own and operate a portfolio of hotels, lodges and Inns across the UK.

We’re very focused on one thing and that’s to continue to deliver exceptional service and value to each and every one of our guests.

The Millstone Hotel is a popular Village Inn with a proud reputation for fine hospitality & award winning accommodation, One of only 29 5 star Inns in the UK the Millstone is a popular home from home for our midweek business cliental whilst the beautiful Ribble Valley Village location appeals to our weekend guests.

As Head Housekeeper you will be responsible for the day to day running of this busy department ensuring our high standards of cleanliness are strictly adhered to. Other responsibilities of the Head Housekeeper include staff development & training & strict cost controls covering stock takes, rotas & ordering.

Previous experience in a similar role is preferred. Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Chef de Partie

Would you like to be part of a new team and be key in growing a business in the heart of the Beautiful Ribble Valley?

The Millstone at Mellor is a Multi award winning Inn boasting 23 bedrooms set in the hilltop village of Mellor. Built in the 1700s, it still retains its original charm and character.

As Chef De Partie, we’ll expect you to assist the Sous Chef in ensuring the ordering, receiving, costing, preparation, presentation, control and profitability of food to the standard specified by or Chef Patron. You will uphold the Millstone core values and deliver exceptional standards of quality and service in line with our 2 rosette and 5 star Inn status.

We are looking for someone with outstanding skills that has a passion for delivering our locally sourced menu to the highest quality all day every day. First and last impressions count and you will be tasked with ensuring our guests leave keen to return.

For those with the right talent and commitment, you can also be safe in the knowledge that you are joining a business that is growing and we want you to grow with us.

Benefits include discounted stays at all Inns and Hotels including food and drink, pension scheme, company sick pay scheme and uniform.

Applicants may apply by CV/written application, telephone or e-mail.

Email  or Call: 01254 813333 and ask for Anson Bolton Chef Patron


Working hours: 5 days out of 7

Details:  An opportunity to join our Award winning 5 star Inn to work in our busy housekeeping department (approximately 20 -25 hours per week including rotating weekends).  The role involves servicing bedrooms to the high standard the hotel guests have come to expect, to report any maintenance problems to a senior person and to always work in a clean and tidy manner.

Requirements: Candidates must have attention to detail and be able to work in a fast but efficient manner.  You must have a passion to exceed customer expectations and a polite and friendly manner.  We are looking for a hard working individual who will fit in with the very dedicated and welcoming housekeeping team.

Benefits: We can offer you quality support, an enjoyable working environment and benefits that include discounted rates for accommodation, food and drink &  stakeholder pension.

To apply, please send your CV and cover note to or by post to Anson Bolton The Millstone Hotel, Church Lane Mellor Blackburn BB2 7JR .  Alternatively you can ask reception for an application form.  For further details please call 01254 813333


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