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We are looking for talented, happy, industry professionals to join our staff team...

Who are we

We own and operate hotels and restaurants and are a group of chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, hoteliers, graphic designers, artists, event creators and interior designers, who all have a passion for design, travel, food and drink.

We believe in exceptional service and hospitality, sourcing our food locally and wherever possible, from farmers and producers we know and trust.

Whatever area we specialise in, we all feel strongly about designing the best quality products and sourcing things that are interesting and artisan.

The Lucky Onion Story

There was once an old, crusty onion sitting on a kitchen shelf at the Wheatsheaf Inn. The chef legend, Antony, who was then the head chef kept it because it brought him good luck in service. Sam walked in and threw the onion in the bin. All hell broke out. Clients complained, people walked out. It was the worst service in catering history. From then on the onion became the Lucky Onion and lived on the shelf happily ever after.

We didn’t actually start as the Lucky Onion. Georgie and Sam couldn’t find a site anywhere. We had no money but there was backstreet restaurant full of litter, with a ceiling that was caving in, squatters and a reputation for lap dancing. No one else would touch it. The Royal Well Tavern was born. We decorated it ourselves in a rather basic and distasteful way but we had a great chef, Humphrey, who cooked wonders and we got noticed by Michelin inspectors. We won a Michelin Bib Gourmand. That was in 2009.

The Tavern Cheltenham is now one of six Lucky Onion sites; each one with its own distinct character and personality whilst all sharing our genuine passion for high quality food & drink and exceptional service. Since 2009 other industry professionals and friends appear to have noticed what we are all doing and seem to love it too. We are grateful for these acknowledgements and support.

Our Awards

"Best of British" for the Lucky Onion Tatler Restaurant Guide 2015

Runner up "Above and Beyond" Mr and Mrs Smith Awards 2014/15

"Best Foodie" Award in the Ultimate 100 Hotels in Britain, The Sunday Times September 2014 for No 131

Finalist "Best Newcomer" The Independent Hotel Show 2014 (with Chiltern Firehouse, Ham Yard and Pig on the Beach)

"One of the coolest places to eat in England” Tatler Restaurant Guide 2014

"The Wheatsheaf is the kind of place that gives me reason to believe there is genuine substance to this country’s restaurant sector” Jay Rayner The Observer 2014

"Best 101 Hotels in the World” Tatler Travel Guide 2014/15 No 38 the Park and No 131

Our Values

We are proud of our guiding principles that underpin everything that we do at The Lucky Onion. Whether we are working behind the scenes, cleaning rooms, washing up, preparing vegetables, designing graphics, meeting suppliers, working at the pass or pouring a glass of wine and looking after our guests; we all share these common values and think they are important enough to talk about regularly and share with anyone who begins their career journey with us.

CREATIVITY

We are inspired to create the extraordinary.

GENEROSITY

We give above and beyond expectation.

EXCELLENCE

We set high standards for ourselves and for others. We challenge mediocrity.

PROFESSIONALISM

We are skilled, business minded professionals who act responsibly and consistently deliver.

COLLABORATION

Together we learn, grow and succeed.

PASSION

We live and work with dedication, fun and sincerity.

Reasons to work with us

We honour our heroes

At The Lucky Onion we are really proud of our people and once a month we take the opportunity to thank our local heroes, recognising their talent, skills and commitment and to let them know that their work is really valued and appreciated. Our stand out hero for each month receives a meal for two at a property of their choosing.

We invest in your training

We support our talented and motivated people to develop skills, confidence and knowledge and to help everyone to build a successful career with us. Our training schemes and academies are designed to enable everyone to develop their passions and interests so that they can grow with us and be the best in their chosen field.

We understand that a career path is not always a straight one

- and we want to help you find the path that suits your individual talents, ambitions and passions. In a young, growing company there are always opportunities for career progression and opportunities for our staff to find a role they love and that plays to their strengths.

We love hiring friends

Having a happy, professional and friendly working environment is really important to us so we offer a recruitment bonus if you bring a great, trustworthy friend into the business and they stay with us successfully for 6 months.

Happiness is important to us

We love sending our guests’ home happy but generating happy and rewarding experiences for our staff is also hugely important.
Happiness is a subjective commodity but there are few things we do to grow this vital ingredient. We aim to:
• Create a culture of fun and professionalism in equal measure
• Give opportunities to explore - providing trips to suppliers, vineyards and foodie places of inspiration
• Recruit interesting; knowledgeable and enthusiastic people whose common objective is to give happy and memorable experiences to others.
• Provide generous discounts for our staff to enjoy our food and drink, stay at our sites and enjoy our products.

A job you can boast about

Working at the Lucky Onion with its award -winning reputation for excellent service, great culinary know-how, knowledgeable Sommeliers, talented Head Chefs and industry experts is really valuable for career progression and industry know-how. Because we love what we do, we hope you will as well and will feel so great about it that you tell everyone.

And in addition we offer:

• Childcare voucher scheme
• Additional holiday entitlement - depending on length of service/ role
• Free meals on duty
• Opportunities for rewards and bonus - depending on your role
• Competitive salary
• Company Pension Scheme

Vacancies

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131 THE PROMENADE
Head Office
NO.38
THE CHEQUERS
THE TAVERN
THE WHEATSHEAF INN
Wild Duck
adminNov 15 2017jobs, THE WHEATSHEAF INN0
The Lucky Onion are now searching for an experienced Restaurant Supervisor to work alongside our talented Front of House team at The Wheatsheaf Inn in Northleach. A genuine passion for Read More
adminNov 15 2017jobs, THE WHEATSHEAF INN0
The Lucky Onion are now searching for an experienced restaurant manager to join our highly regarded team at The Wheatsheaf in Northleach, our beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of Read More
adminNov 15 2017jobs, THE WHEATSHEAF INN0
The Wheatsheaf Inn is on the hunt for a talented Bar Manager with an enthusiastic and professional attitude to inspire and coach our friendly team at our locally cherished boutique Read More
adminNov 15 2017jobs, THE TAVERN0
The Lucky Onion are now searching for talented bar and waiting staff to join our friendly team at our relaxed and informal Bar and Restaurant; The Tavern in Cheltenham. The Read More
adminNov 14 2017jobs, THE CHEQUERS0
The Chequers, located in the charming Cotswold village of Churchill, is now looking for a talented Chef De Partie to work with us. We are a popular, locally cherished village Read More
adminNov 14 2017jobs, THE CHEQUERS0
We are searching for a talented Commis Chef to join our highly regarded kitchen team at The Chequers in Churchill; our flagship gastro pub in the heart of the Cotswolds. Read More
adminNov 14 2017131 THE PROMENADE, jobs0
The Lucky Onion are searching for a talented Junior Sous Chef to join our highly regarded kitchen team in Cheltenham at No. 131 The Promenade. Our ideal candidate will have Read More
adminNov 14 2017jobs, THE WHEATSHEAF INN0
The Lucky Onion are searching for a talented and dynamic Junior Sous Chef to join our highly regarded kitchen team at our well known and award-winning establishment; The Wheatsheaf Inn, Read More
adminNov 01 2017jobs, Wild Duck0
The Lucky Onion are now looking for talented Front of House staff to join our friendly team at The Wild Duck in Ewen. A genuine passion for great food and Read More
adminOct 31 2017jobs, NO.380
The Lucky Onion are now searching for a talented individual to join our highly regarded Front of House team as Guest Service Assistant at our Boutique Hotel, No.38 The Park Read More
adminOct 10 2017jobs, THE CHEQUERS0
The Lucky Onion are searching for experienced front of house staff to join our friendly team at The Chequers in Churchill; our flagship gastro pub in the heart of the Read More
adminOct 05 2017jobs, Wild Duck0
The Lucky Onion are searching for a talented Commis Chef to join our culinary team at The Wild Duck in Ewen. Whether you are starting out in your career in Read More
adminSep 29 2017jobs, THE WHEATSHEAF INN0
Are you a talented chef looking for sociable hours working with a highly regarded kitchen team? The Lucky Onion is looking for a great breakfast chef to join the team Read More
adminSep 05 2017jobs, Wild Duck0
We are now looking for a Chef De Partie to join our talented brigade in our great kitchen at our picturesque country Inn; The Wild Duck in Ewen. Our ideal Read More
adminSep 05 2017jobs, THE WHEATSHEAF INN0
The Lucky Onion are now searching for a talented Chef De Partie to join our great kitchen team at The Wheatsheaf, our country pub with 14 bedrooms in the market Read More
adminSep 05 2017131 THE PROMENADE, jobs0
The Lucky Onion are now searching for a talented Commis to join our highly regarded kitchen team at 131, The Promenade; our fine boutique hotel in the heart of Cheltenham. Read More
adminSep 05 2017131 THE PROMENADE, jobs0
The Lucky Onion are now searching for a talented Chef De Partie to join our highly regarded kitchen team at 131, The Promenade, in the heart of Cheltenham. Ideal candidates Read More
adminJun 13 2017jobs, THE CHEQUERS0
The Lucky Onion are now searching for a talented Chef De Partie to join our highly regarded kitchen team at The Chequers, Churchill, our established and very popular country pub Read More

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Our Locations

No.38

No.131

The Chequers

The Tavern

The Wheatsheaf Inn