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Popular West Norfolk pub recruiting as it bounces back from lockdown

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The Bedingfield Arms, in the shadow of Grade 1 Oxburgh Hall, is recruiting new staff as it bounces back from lockdown.

Bookings for accommodation and for food have taken off big time and it needs more people to help cope with exceptional demand.

Owner Stephen Parker is looking for chefs and front of house staff to join the team in time for re-opening on Friday, May 21.

The Bedingfield Arms (45783511)
The Bedingfield Arms (45783511)

He said that the brief periods of freedom in 2020 were busy but that bookings for 2021 have exceeded anything they have seen before.

He said: “We are having to recruit again due to the exceptional demand for guests this summer.

“We are looking for extra skilled chefs and bubbly front of house staff to join our wonderful team.

“We are acutely aware that so many people have felt trapped and isolated over the past year, and we are very fortunate to have a huge garden, large family rooms and our location in the heart of rural Norfolk provides opportunities for our guests to get out into huge open spaces and enjoy nature, fresh air and these enormous Norfolk skies.”

And fellow owner, Catkin Parker, added: “We are thrilled to have received so many bookings already.

“Our wonderful Oak and Stone Room, which overlooks the garden, has seen an incredible amount of interest as it can host parties of up to 24 people which is ideal for friends and families to finally come back together once more.”

The couple took over the Bedingfield Arms early in 2012.

It was build as the coaching inn for the magnificent Oxburgh Hall in 1783 and has provided the best local produce to tens of thousands of visitors ever since.

It has ten bedrooms and has built up a fine reputation for its country pub classics menu.

The couple will welcome applications on email at stephen@bedingfeldarms.co.uk “

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