An outstanding opportunity has arisen to join the Grove of Narberth as Head Sommelier. The Executive Chef of the Grove of Narberth is the immensely talented Douglas Balish. Douglas joined the Grove in May 2019 having earnt and retained a Michelin star and 4 AA rosettes at his previous establishment.

The Grove was awarded 5 stars and AA Hotel of the Year Wales 2019/20 in September 2019, establishing itself as one of the leading luxury hotels and restaurants in the UK. The Grove is set in the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside looking out to the Preseli Hills. The restaurant has held 3 AA Rosettes since 2014.

A successful candidate will ideally have: 

  • Head Sommelier experience at 3 AA Rosette/1 Michelin Star level or above.
  • Assistant Sommelier experience at 4 AA Rosette/ 2 Michelin Star level or above.
  • Passion to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
  • Expert knowledge of world wines, spirits and cocktails.
  • Creative thinker who is prepared to seek out the most interesting and extraordinary wines.
  • Well organised with exemplary attention to detail.
  • Genuine and sincere nature.
  • Driven to ensure budgets are met.
  • Smart presentation and a friendly yet professional personality.
  • Resilient nature and ability to work under pressure.
  • Strong team work ethic prepared to look beyond wines when required.
  • Natural leader who leads by example.

What we offer

The successful candidate will be joining a business with a strong family philosophy and a highly experienced award winning team driving for the highest standards of food and service.

  • Package of up to 32k including a share of non-contractual Tronc.
  • Generous staff discounts at The Grove- Narberth and sister properties Beach House- Oxwich and Coast Saundersfoot.
  • Discounted rates at Pride of Britain Hotels.
  • Discounted rates at Welsh Rarebit hotels.
  • Staff rewards scheme.
  • Assistance with accommodation.
  • And other benefits.


If so, we would love to hear from you. Please forward applications with a covering letter and CV’s to our Group HR Manager Oliver at oliver@serencollection.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you!