Receptionist Job Vacancy

We are looking for an experienced Hotel Receptionist to provide excellent front of house service to guests.

Main duties:
• dealing with bookings by phone, e-mail, letter, fax or face-to-face
• completing procedures when guests arrive and leave
• choosing rooms and handing out keys
• dealing with guest invoices and payment
• taking and passing on messages to guests
• dealing with special requests from guests
• answering questions about what the hotel offers and the surrounding area
• dealing with complaints or problems
• answering the telephone with a polite and friendly manner

In return we offer a competitive salary plus 28 days holiday per year and meals whilst on duty and a range of other benefits. Accommodation is available if required.
Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

The Holt Hotel is a beautifully refurbished traditional coaching inn dating back to the 15th century with all the comforts of a modern hotel. Nestling on the edge of the Cotswolds in picturesque Oxfordshire, ideally situated close to the M40 and to many local attractions such as the city of Oxford, Blenheim Palace and Bicester Designer Outlet Shopping Village.

Salary: £6.50 /hour salary plus 28 days holiday per year and meals whilst on duty and a range of other benefits. Accommodation is available if required.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Please send your CV with cover letter to e-mail: accounts@holthotel.co.uk

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Sous Chef Job Vacancy

We now have a great opportunity for an experienced Sous Chef to join our team reporting to the Head Chef. This is a full-time and permanent position

Our ideal candidate will have previous experience working as a Chef de Partie or Sous Chef in a smaller unit.

The candidate will have the food knowledge, is able to consistently produce high quality food, works under pressure and can deputise in the Head Chefs absence. The ideal candidate will work with the hotel management team to ensure consistent high standards in both service and kitchen management.
Our candidate will be responsible for:

  • Deputise for the Head chef in his absence
  • Assisting in the running of the kitchen on a day to day basis
  • Ensuring consistency of produce throughout the kitchen
  • Being in charge of kitchen management (food purchasing and storage)
  • Controlling food costs and food wastage to achieve maximum creativity
  • Lead and inspire team to ensure that kitchen runs smoothly at all times
  • Supervise service ensuring presentation of food is compliant with restaurant standards
  • Supporting the Head Chef in meeting targets with labour and costs
  • Compliance with Health and Safety (food labelling and temperature controls)
  • Creation of new recipes and write menus
  • Maintaining a safe and hygienic environment

In addition candidate must have:

  • Previous experience working in a similar role
  • Demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Exceptional culinary skills with creative ability and passion about food
  • Good commercial awareness, cost control and meeting budgetary targets
  • Strong and inspiring leadership with excellent people management skills
  • Food Safety qualification with full understanding of maintaining HACCP and Health and Safety Standards
  • Focus on continuous improvement and sustainability

In return we offer a competitive salary plus 28 days holiday per year and meals whilst on duty and a range of other benefits. Accommodation is available if required.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

Please send your CV with cover letter to e-mail: accounts@holthotel.co.uk

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Oxfordshire Antiques & Collectors Fair

Around 40 dealers will be present over the two days offering a wide range of quality items, including silver, porcelain, paintings & prints, furniture, glass, jewellery, maps, bronzes & figurines, pottery & ceramics, postcards, books, clocks, brass & metal wares, boxes & treen, and all manner of curios & collectables. Something for everyone! Time 10.00 am to 4.30 pm Entrance £1. Children under 12 free. Generous free parking. Restaurant & Bar                                                                                                                                     The Holt Hotel, Hopcrofts Holt, Nr. Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, OX25 5QQ

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Mothering Sunday Lunch

To see our  Mothering Sunday Lunch offer, please click here

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu


To see our  Valentine’s Dinner offer, please click here

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Happy New Year 2015

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New Year’s Eve

The Event to start the Year

Welcome  2015 with your friends and family here at The Holt Hotel                 Enjoy Sumptuous Four Course Dinner & Disco

Dancing to the sound of John Martini and his Crystal Clear Disco

New Years Eve Dinner Menu

STARTERS

Chef’s Cauliflower and Rosemary Soup

Roulade of Smoked Salmon, Crab and King Prawn with Micro salad and Aioli

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Champagne Sorbet

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MAIN COURSES

Trio of Lamb, Confit Shallots, Root Vegetables and Pan Jus

Marinated Breast of Chicken with a vegetable casserole and Lardons of Bacon

Artichoke and Asparagus Tart with Watercress Pesto

DESSERTS

Traditional Cheese & Biscuits with roasted Figs and Port and Cranberry Jam

White Chocolate Cheesecake with Praline and Vanilla dust

Classical Lemon Tart with Winter Berry Ice cream

New Year’s Eve:  per person £50.00

Including glass of Prosecco on arrival, four course dinner, VAT at 20%, party poppers

Arrival: 19.00 for 19.30hrs sit down Bar closing: 00.30hrs. Function finishing: 01.00hrs To book your Christmas event, please contact:01869 340259: conference@holthotel.co.uk




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The Holt Hotel appoints new Executive Head Chef

Although Karl Brown is no stranger to The Holt Hotel having worked as sous chef  at the hotel  over several years, Karl’s appointment as Executive Head Chef marks a new turn in his career and the hotel’s culinary direction

Karl has extensive international and regional experience having worked in several high profile posts in South Africa and Keswick, Liverpool, The Isle of Man, Bury and Devizes. A native of Liverpool, Karl attend school and college there

“To be appointed Executive Head Chef at The Holt Hotel is a major step forward in my career,” says Karl. “The hotel is well known for imaginative and fresh seasonal cuisine and with my brigade, I will be developing this further. The high standards that we produce for our table d’hôte restaurant and bar food will continue to be replicated in our extensive banquet, function and wedding event where we can cater up to 260 covers.”

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The Theatre Chipping Norton: April 2014

During the productions and events at The Theatre Chipping Norton, The Holt Hotel is offering visitors and participants the following guaranteed rates for accommodation:

executive single: from £59.00
standard double/twin room (two people): from £74.00
family room (sleeps four persons) from £114.00

Room rates are inclusive of VAT, currently at 20%, and include complimentary full English breakfast and are per room per night.

During April 2014, The Theatre Chipping Norton features The Pajama Game, Peatbog Faeries, Emily: The Making of a Militant Suffragette, Matt Richardson: Hometown Hero Tour, Comedy Club 4 Kids, Turn Back The Clock: A Tribute to Joyce Grenfell, Byron Bertram: Cotswold Comedy Club, Dogs Don’t Do Ballet, Flamenco Live, The Reduced Shakespeare Company Present The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged), Introducing Ruby Redfort – Lauren Child, An Invisible Women, Reading and the Reader, John Lloyd: Life of QI, Poetry: An Evening with a New Generation, Alan Johnson: This Boy, Jonathan Aitken: Power & Personality, Crime Writing: Fact or Fiction?, Tim Harford: The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, Spies of World War Two, Austentatious: An Improvised Novel, Flash Fiction for Adults, Introducing Stink Bomb & Ketchup Face, A Very Short Introduction To Contemporary Fiction, Wake – The Forgotten Soldier, Minute by Minute – The Shooting of JFK, Holy Sh*t – A Brief History of SwearingFlash Fiction for Children, Abracadabra! Illustrator Extraordinaire –Korky Paul, A Kind of Promise – Penny Vincenzi, A Very Short Introduction to Italian Literature, Creating Suspense, How to Publish Non – Fiction, Geek Girl – Holly Smale, Haunting Tales of Kate Mosse, Poetry into Prose, An Introduction into Illustrating for Children’s Books, A Very Short Introduction into Psychiatry, Shoot, Shag, Marry, Create A Picture Book, The Fairytale Hairdresser,Children’s Poetry Competition Awards, So You Want to Write Mills & Boon?, The Grand Chippy Literary Quiz, Poetry: Age of Absinthe, Nicci French: One Writer, Two Minds, Beast Quest, Joanna Trollope & Emma Bridgewater: Balancing Act, A Very Short Introduction to the Animal Kingdom, The Art of Revision, Does Opinion Matter?, French Revolutions – Cycling The Tour de France, Pimp My Package, A Very Short Introduction to Food, Why is Feminism Need?, A Life in Cooking – Claudia Roden, Why Can’t My Garden Look Like That?, Wannabe A Writer – Pitch The Agent, Draw with Lydia Monks, How to Write Short Stories, Book Club with the Author, A Very Short Introduction to Comedy, In Conversation with India Knight & Gill Hornby,Cotswold Wildlife Park: Meet The Keepers & Their Animals, A Very Short Introduction to Geopolitics and War Corresponents.

The Holt Hotel is a fifteenth century tastefully refurbished coaching inn with 86 ensuite bedrooms, award winning restaurant and relaxing bar, nine acres of grounds and extensive free car parking and is just under twelve miles easy drive to The Theatre. Please click here for our location details.

To find out more about The Theatre’s events, please click here.

To see and book live productions at The Theatre, please click here.

To learn more about The Theatre, please click here.

To book your accommodation at The Holt Hotel and learn more about our great hotel, please click here.

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The Mill Arts Centre: April 2014

During productions and events staged at The Mill Arts Centre, The Holt Hotel is offering visitors and participants the following guaranteed rates for accommodation:

standard double/twin room (two persons) from £74.00
executive single room: from £59.00
family room (four persons): from £114.00

Room rates are inclusive of VAT, currently at 20%, and include complimentary full English breakfast and are per room per night.

The Holt Hotel is a fifteenth century tastefully refurbished coaching inn with 86 ensuite bedrooms, award winning restaurant and relaxing bar, nine acres of grounds and extensive free car parking and is just under eleven miles easy drive to The Mill Arts Centre. Please click here for our location details.

In April, The Mill Arts Centre presents the following live performances and events: Dark Side of the Wall, The Fureys & Davey Arthur, Ga Ga – The Ultimate Tribute to Queen, Margarita & The House Of Love, Spanish Night, The Mods Band, Youth Theatre Showcase, The Luckiest Man In The World, Othello, The Fitzrovia Radio Hour, Cinderella, Lee Hurst “Things That Make You Go Aaarggh!!!”, Lucy Porter ‘Nothern Soul’, Arthur Smith At Your Service, Jungle Book and Magic Circus.

To find out more about The Mill Arts Centre’s performances and events, please click here. To book performances and events at The Mill Arts Centre, please click here or call 01295 279002. To learn more about The Mill Arts Centre, please click here.

To book your accommodation at The Holt Hotel and learn more about our great hotel, please click here. Please mention ‘Mill Arts Centre’ to be entitled to the guaranteed rates.

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