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General Manager

Horse & Groom, Wilmington

  • Full time & Permanent
  • Negotiable dependent on experience & benefits and training
  • You must be able to work some evenings and weekends

Shepherd Neame is looking for an experienced General Manager to take on the successful running of our recently acquired site, the Horse & Groom in Wilmington.

Part of the Shepherd Neame Retail Estate of over 70 pubs, restaurants & Hotels in London and the South East; the Horse & Groom is a particularly high volume and turnover Gastro Pub & Restaurant boasting a great semi-rural location in the village of Wilmington on the outskirts of Dartford, Kent. It provides our customers with a superb quality, freshly cooked menu using locally sourced ingredients, with something to suit all tastes.

Currently trading on an approximate 50% wet and 50% food basis, the Horse & Groom can cater for as many as 350 covers on a busy day, with a good garden that also allows us to cater for alfresco dining when the sun is shining.


  • Proven experience at GM level within restaurants or pubs.
  • Experience in a busy, high volume food & beverage operation.
  • First class customer service, quality and service delivery standards.
  • The ability to build a strong partnership with your Head Chef & kitchen team.
  • Proven leadership skills in order to recruit, train and develop your team of 45 staff.
  • You must be commercially astute, able to assume responsibility for the site management reporting and profit and loss budgeting.
  • The ability to engage the local community and drive sales & marketing from site.
  • Ideally you will be an existing personal licence holder.


  • Competitive salary package that is negotiable dependent on experience.
  • Private 2 bedroom live in accommodation if required.
  • Quarterly & year-end bonus scheme.
  • Share Incentive Plan.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Paid holiday allowance.
  • Structured company induction programme.
  • Staff discount scheme in all Shepherd Neame retail pubs and hotels.
  • First class support and development from your Regional District Manager.
  • The opportunity to join the country‚Äôs oldest family brewer.

If you are looking for a new, exciting career opportunity with a dynamic and ever growing company, please apply online with your CV now.