Sommelier, Surrey

TW20 9UR, Egham
£21 - £23,000 + £3,500 service + live in available
15 May 2019
20 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Sommelier – Tudor Room

The Place

Great Fosters Hotel, AA Hotel of the Year 2018 and the most recent addition to Alexander Hotels a private group of luxury hotels of distinction just outside London.

A Grade 1 listed building in 50 acres of stunning gardens and parkland in Egham, Surrey.

4 Red Stars, 43 bedrooms spread across the Hotel and adjoining Cloisters and Coach House. A room or suite to meet every expectation. For dining the Award Winning Tudor Room with 1 Michelin Star and 4 Rosettes, as well as the Estate Grill which offers a delicious range of dining choices. A beautiful 14th century Tithe Barn is available for functions together with the Orangery, the Conservatory and a range of other meeting and private dining rooms.

Please see the Hotels website for a full list of facilities and sample menus.

The Role

Reporting to Stephen Farrell, our experienced Director of Wines, you will be based in our Tudor Room, 1 Michelin Star, 4 Rosette Restaurant focusing on wine and beverage sales and service. Our Tudor Room seats 20 guests.

Your passion for wine must be matched with excellent knowledge and the ability to communicate in a friendly and confident way with guests to ensure they get the best dining experience.

While all round wine knowledge is required a specialism in a particular wine region is always an asset.

You must have the ability and confidence to do wine pairing and with experience of working with wine flights would be a distinct advantage.

You should be professional and proficient in all aspects of Wine and Beverage service.

Working under the direction of the Director of Wines you will be responsible for the care, management and cleanliness of wine cellars, fridges, stores and all associated equipment and glassware.

A flexible approach to working must be in your culture and weekend working is definitely a requirement of this role as our Tudor Room is busiest over this period and closed on a Monday and Tuesday.

Main daily duties Include;

  • Preparing the Tudor Room and service areas for service
  • Greeting guests at their table and presenting Wine Menus
  • Taking guest orders
  • Serving wine and beverages
  • Completing satisfaction checks
  • Resolving any service issues
  • Assisting service staff to ensure correct bills are presented to guests
  • Clearing and resetting the service areas at the end of the shift ready for the next service
  • Ensuring work area is clean and tidy before departing


  • Sommelier or Asst Sommelier experience in a similar fine dining restaurant
  • Demonstrate a career progression in wine
  • Ideally a holder of WSET Grade 2 or above
  • Be smart, presentable and have excellent communication skills
  • Experience in wine sales

The Benefits

£21- £23,000 + IRO £3,500 service charge


  • Accommodation available if required in Egham
  • 4 weeks holiday
  • 8 Bank holidays
  • Free car parking
  • Employee uniform

In addition you will benefit from a range of company benefits including:

Discounted hotel accommodation for yourself and your family at all hotels
Discounted hair treatments at our two Utopia Spas
Discount off all food & beverage at all hotels
Discount of individual treatments booked in our two Utopia Spas
Discount on retail products in our two Utopia Spas
Refer a friend staff recruitment scheme In additional you will enjoy a range of other benefits when you celebrate your 1 yr, 3 yr and 5 yr anniversary including; your birthday off paid, complimentary overnight stays, complimentary lunch/afternoon tea and service related holiday

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