Taproom Manager Job

Posted by Mark Costello on

Horsforth Brewery 

Taproom Manager Job Description



Hours: Up to 48 per week (will include weekends and bank holidays)

Hours of work will be between 12:00 - 00:00


Location: Horsforth Brewery, 143 New Road Side, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4QD


Salary: £10 per hour, paid monthly 




  • Staff beer discount
  • 28 days holiday
  • Working in a growing business, with plenty of room to implement your ideas


Company Info:


Horsforth Brewery is run by innovative brewer Mark Costello supplying the local Horsforth and wider Leeds areas with tasty, vegan-friendly beers. Starting as a part-time project in Mark's garage back in 2017, the brewery progressed to its own unit in 2018 and is now looking to open its taproom space for 2021.


This is a hands-on role, which is suited to someone passionate about craft beer who can lead by example to help create a welcoming, accessible space in the brewery for the community to visit, and as Horsforth Brewery grows, the team will increase so there may be staff to manage, too. The hours will be a minimum of 30 per week.




  • Manage the taproom and serve customers, making sure the space is clean, tidy, and welcoming at all times
  • Ensuring health and safety policies and risk assessments are adhered to by customers and any bar staff
  • Recording of accidents and other incidents
  • Keeping records of refusals
  • Use the EPOS system and adding/removing products from the till database
  • Cash handling, including banking 
  • Stock control of Horsforth and guest beers, plus supplementary products (gin, wine, snacks, etc.), including trips to the cash & carry
  • Opening and closing the taproom
  • Cellar management - including beer lines and general cleaning
  • Maintaining stock levels for the on-site brewery shop
  • Create, oversee, and run events at the brewery (tap takeovers, seasonal events, etc.)
  • Identify opportunities for the brewery to work with the local community more


Skills / Qualifications: 


  • Proven experience of running a bar
  • Personal License
  • Driver’s License
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Passionate about beer
  • Great customer service and communication skills
  • Confident talking to a wide range of different customers about beer and other products stocked
  • Ability to work on your own as well as part of a team
  • Permission to work in the UK


The job list is not exhaustive, and as you’d expect with a small team, you may be required to carry out other duties as requested.



If this sounds like a great fit for you, please send your CV and a brief cover letter explaining why you’re suitable for this role to jobs@horsforthbrewery.co.uk




Closing Date For Applications: 03/04/2021