Trainee Sommelier

Front of House

Full Time Posted 02 July 2024

About the Role

Trainee Sommelier

Location: Beaulieu Road , Lyndhurst

Hours: Full Time

Salary: NMW / NLW (age dependant) plus Tronc

We are currently looking for a passionate Trainee Sommelier to join our Wine Team at our award-winning hotel, Lime Wood.

At Lime Wood, we offer an extensive wine list to our guests, from wines across the world, local British produce to our very own offering. We have a large traditional vaulted ceiling wine cellar, a real treat for any prospective Sommelier. We are proud of our extensive wine list that has been many years in the making which has previously been awarded the Tattinger Wine List of the Year and the most Innovative and exciting wine List at Conde Nast Johansens Awards.

Why join us?

We give our teams a great place to work that is fun, professional, and just little bit different.

At the heart of what we do and why we do it is our consideration for your work life balance. Compassion, consideration, and patience is the motto. Standards are clear, ambition is high. We understand our team and support them to achieve their goals.

Perks & Benefits:

  • Meals on duty – We are an ethical business committed to the best staff food in the industry.
  • 35% discount on food, beverages & treatments at Lime Wood.
  • Take home goods – cost price.
  • Perkbox – employee discount scheme with access to more than a hundred daily rewards ranging from free food in major UK restaurants, to movie tickets and high street clothing brands.
  • Range of learning & development opportunities

Plus, much more…

To view our full range of perks, visit our ‘Why join us’ section on our career’s webpage: jobs.limewoodhotel.co.uk/whyjoinus

About the role:

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Working the restaurant floor, pouring wines, and providing recommendation as/ when capable.
  • Keep and up to date knowledge of our wine list.
  • Develop the confidence to up sale and pair wines with our restaurant dishes.
  • Assist with maintaining the cellar, stock management and supplier relationships.
  • Collaboratively work with our Food & Beverage team in delivering a well-rounded food & beverage service to our guests.
  • Have a genuine passion towards wines. Seek to upskill and enrol of recognised qualifications.
  • Ensure food handling and safety measures and met and compliant.


Previous experience within a food & beverage service role is beneficial. We are seeking for someone who is passionate about wine and dedicate to providing a detailed service to our guests. Completion of recognised study in wine and spirits is advantageous. In turn we will provide you with any further qualifications that might be required for your own personal development.

We are a founder member of the Hoteliers Charter aimed at raising the profile of hospitality, advocating working in hotels as a great career choice, for more information visit hotelierscharter.org.uk

Apply now

Who we are...

Lime Wood is laid-back luxury at its best – a stunning building set in the middle of the forest landscape. A multi-award-winning 5-star 33 bed hotel with everything from our Herb House Spa to a Green house guests can eat in. Set in the heart of The New Forest National Park and 1 mile from the village of Lyndhurst

The Hartnett Holder & Co. restaurant has a different approach to hospitality – fine dining has been thrown out and replaced with a fun dining experience which includes seasonal, locally sourced and fresh British food with an Italian twist. There’s no need for a suit and tie here! The team at Lime Wood provide the highest level of service within a relaxed environment, making our guest feel truly at home.